Geelong icon’s project at final design stage

Lui Zacher
July 11, 2022 / 8:27 pm

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The City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) is progressing to the final design stage of Osborne House

Following the two-stage process with interested parties, CoGG expects the final stage of the process to take four months to complete

CoGG will develop commercial terms, designs and uses along with GURNER and Montgomery Property

Councillor Eddy Kontelj, chair of the Osborne House portfolio, thanked all the parties involved in the project to date.

“We are excited to have progressed to this point, and are closing in on developing a solution that enhances Osborne House’s heritage assets while realising its potential for greater community use,” Cr Kontelj said.

“This is about ensuring that the history, significance and public access to the site are protected for decades to come.”

In committing to retaining public ownership of Osborne House, the Council has allocated a total of $8 million over the next four years towards the restoration and redevelopment project.

Councillor Anthony Aitken, deputy chair of the Osborne House portfolio, said the community’s long-held ambition to see the site brought back to life was now close to reality.

“This is such a loved and historically significant part of Geelong – it deserves to be restored in a way that does it justice and returns it as a focal point for our community,” Cr Aitken said.

“In moving to the final design stage we are excited by the possibilities and looking forward to finalising a vision and use of the precinct.”

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