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Geelong Civic Precinct

Cultural & Civic, Urban & Masterplanning

Geelong Civic Precinct



Wurriki Nyal will be a new civic precinct for the people of Geelong, bringing together employees from seven central Geelong offices to drive collaboration, reduce costs, and future-proof the City of Greater Geelong’s workplace needs.

Assisting the City, an expression of interest followed by a single design stage engages multidisciplinary teams to deliver the new civic precinct, which includes 2,600 square metres of new community spaces and office spaces.

The winner of this competition is COX Architecture with a design that features a sustainable, mass-engineered timber design, creating a light-filled, healthy, contemporary workplace for its employees. It is expected that the project’s construction will be complete in 2022.




Wadawurrung Country


City of Greater Geelong

Project type


Competition Winners

COX Architecture

Jury (titles at time of engagement)

Anthony Styant Browne

Director, Workshop Architecture

Leanne Hodyl

Director, Hodyl + Co

Ron Jones

Director, Jones and Whitehead

Shelley Penn

Director, Shelley Penn Architect

Sophie Patitsas

Principal Advisor, Office of Victorian Government Architect

Project Updates

08 December 2021

Geelong’s new civic precinct has reached its highest point.

Geelong Independent ↗

27 August 2020

Construction begins on Geelong Civic Precinct.

Australian Property Journal ↗

25 June 2020

Works begin on $220 million Civic Precinct

Surf Coast Times ↗

17 October 2019

COX Architecture designs Geelong’s new Civic Precinct.

Australian Design Review ↗

In the media

“The Civic Precinct will bring the community into the heart of what we do as a council, with welcoming public space, the celebration of Wadawurrung culture and heritage, and a strong focus on providing excellent customer service to our community now and into the future.”

Stephanie Asher, Mayor of Geelong

Surf Coast Times, 25 Jun 2020 ↗

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