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Victorian Government Backs First Step in New Safe Harbour Precinct for Geelong

The Victorian Government has joined the City of Greater Geelong and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club in providing funding for the development of a formal business case and masterplan for a Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour– which could herald the biggest redevelopment of the Geelong waterfront for more than two decades.

The Victorian Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, John Eren visited the RGYC today, to announce that funding had been secured – and consultants had been appointed – to undertake the ‘Geelong Waterfront – Safe Harbour Precinct: Major Events and Public Access Infrastructure Development Project, Business Case and Precinct Master Plan’.

“The Geelong waterfront presents a unique opportunity for further redevelopment and growth – and that means jobs and a stronger region,” Mr Eren said.

City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Cr Darryn Lyons also welcomed the business case announcement which he said would take the City to the next level. “The waterfront is a key focus for Geelong and maximising the potential we have on our doorstep is good for tourism, business and the people of Geelong.”

The business case is expected to be completed by the end of October 2015.