The Central Geelong Accessibility Improvements Project is an important part of the city centre revitalisation. The works follow an accessibility audit of central Geelong undertaken by the Revitalising Central Geelong (RCG) Partnership that identified the challenges to easy access for all users, especially people with mobility limitations, wheelchairs users, seniors and parents with prams.

This project is part of the Geelong City Deal, a collaborative partnership to transform Geelong and the Great Ocean Road by the Australian and Victorian Governments, and the City of Greater Geelong through the Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan.

Upgraded, accessible entrance to Westfield Geelong on Corio Street Geelong

During 2019, Stage 1 of the Central Geelong Accessibility Improvements Project was undertaken, which delivered a number of projects for central Geelong, including:

  • Replacing paving and realigning disabled parking bays in Corio Street, Emerald Place and Limerick Place.
  • A new pathway, realigning pedestrian crossings, and relocating traffic signs and signals on the corner of Eastern Beach Road and Bellarine Street.
  • Providing a hard surface link between paths and barbeques and constructing a new path between Eastern Beach Reserve and the Mineral Springs.
  • Upgrading paths alongside median breaks, constructing a new break at the eastern end, and constructing a new path and kerb ramp at Ritchie Boulevard and The Baywalk along Geelong’s waterfront.
  • Installing a ‘Changing Places’ amenity at Westfield Geelong Shopping Centre.

Stage 2 of the Central Geelong Accessibility Improvements Project was completed in mid-2022. Works in this stage included:

  • a footpath upgrade on Bellerine St (between Ryrie and Lt Ryrie St)
  • footpath replacement on Moorabool St (Eastern Beach Rd to Brougham St east side)
  • upgrades to a number of disabled parking bays across the CBD
  • installation of new pram ramps across the CBD
  • relocation of some parking bays, construction of ramps, widening of bays and line marking and signage in Lt Ryrie St.

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We appreciate your patience and understanding during this important work. For more information about this project, or to give us your feedback:

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Page last updated: 01/03/24