Local crews from Asco chat with the Laneways Site Manager.
Local crews from Asco chat with the Laneways Site Manager.

Laneways Project boosts local jobs

Thursday, 10 August 2017
The Laneways Project is enhancing the popular eating and shopping area of Little Malop Street’s West End. Revitalising Central Geelong is building on existing business investment in the area by enhancing the streetscapes with additional trees and plantings, public art, new paving surfaces, street furniture and improved lighting.

The project is sourcing local labour, materials and construction from concreters, kerb and channel layers, street furniture manufacturers, pavers, landscapers, manufacturing and installation of arbour structures and plumbing.

Asco, based in North Geelong, are manufacturing the arbour structures which will provide shade and greenery to the precinct.

Kings Landscaping will be installing all of the kerbs and bluestone pavers as well as the landscaping of the precinct and required irrigation.

Local success story, street furniture construction company JC Brown, have produced products for Geelong before and their portfolio extends into multiple revitalisation projects across major Australian cities including Adelaide Airport, Manly Waterfront and Swanston Street and Acland Street in Melbourne. For the Laneways project, they will be providing seating for the expanded alfresco dining areas and planter boxes.

The Laneways Project is due for completion early November. All businesses are open during construction.
Christine Couzens, Member for Geelong
The Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan sets out the Victorian Government’s plan to drive change in central Geelong and will not only encourage more people living and working in the city but will also support local jobs for Geelong.

Dr Kathy Alexander, Chair Administrator, City of Greater Geelong
Not only will these projects create a smarter, greener and more attractive central Geelong, we’re also supporting local industries during the works, and supporting increased demand for retail services, new development opportunities and job creation once they are complete.