City Revitalisation Consultation
Jen was engaged by the City of Greater Geelong to undertake community and stakeholder engagement regarding the following exciting projects for Geelong’s CBD:
- The Green Spine project is transforming central Geelong’s Malop Street into a vibrant street and linear park, connecting Johnstone Park to Eastern Park. The project will include a ‘botanic walk’ along the length of the street, resulting in an attractive and inviting space: a City in a Park.
Jen facilitated 3 stakeholder/community workshops and a community survey during mid-2016, involving Outlines Landscape Architecture who were concept designers. The project won the Civic Landscape category of the 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture National Awards.
- The Laneways Project invigorated a section of Little Malop Street and its associated lanes through improved paving, lighting, street furniture and art. Workshops were facilitated by Jen in mid-late 2016 to enable traders, community members and other stakeholders to inform the design.
The design component of the project was undertaken by Outlines Landscape Architects, for which it won a Victorian Landscape Architecture Award.
- Community members were invited to attend workshops (facilitated by Jen) or make submissions during late 2016 about the proposed upgrade of the historic Johnstone Park. The project included a ‘Raingarden’, which is a demonstration project involving stormwater retention, treatment and use.
Angela Hawdon and Sally Chandler-Ford assisted Jen in collating and reporting on feedback received through workshops, surveys, submissions and online contributions for these projects.