Geelong Arts Centre is Victoria’s only state-owned cultural institution outside of Melbourne.

A clever and creative city the size and vibrancy of Geelong requires cultural assets to match the growing and changing needs of the city.

The next stage of the Victorian Government's Geelong Arts Centre Redevelopment, the $128M Little Malop Street Redevelopment, is underway. This will transform the existing Little Malop Street building and will significantly expand the capacity of Geelong Arts Centre with multiple new performance venues, upgraded facilities, more dining options and new public spaces.

Thank you to those who participated in the survey about the precinct today, and what you would like to see at Geelong Arts Centre in the future. This survey is now closed.

We will continue to update you and seek your feedback as the project progresses.

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Engagement Summary - placemaking and user experience planning

The Geelong Arts Centre Little Malop Street Redevelopment has been exploring your views about the precinct today and what you would like to see at Geelong Arts Centre in the future. Here is what we found.


Geelong Arts Centre staff

Artists and hirers

Traditional Owners

First Nations people

Geelong businesses

Geelong community

Visitors to Geelong

740 respondents to an online survey

3 visioning workshops – 1 in person, 2 online

4 online round table discussions

Lively public spaces

Exceptional food and beverage offerings

A diverse program of performances

A place to meet and socialise

Access and inclusion for everyone

A showcase for local talent

An international platform for design and events

Real connections with Aboriginal culture

Better connections to the street and precinct

Vibrant and exciting

Buzzing with activity day and night

A celebration of the creative spirit

Bold and inspiring

A culturally safe and welcoming place

“I see the centre as a social and cultural touchpoint for Geelong.”

“More Aboriginal culture, opportunities to engage with history, new and old stories, and artforms.”

“A more inviting outdoor space and cafe area for meetings and social catchups.”

“Talks on the arts, free activities for young people. Discussion groups or social activities for arts lovers to meet each other and learn more.”

“I want to see a broader range of community members attending events and feeling welcomed.”

“It would be wonderful to have arts-centred alfresco dining, bars and cafes spilling out onto the mall to create more of a buzz in the area.”

“I think it would be good to bring more of the public 'in'. It would be good if there was a window/or area at ground level that performers (and patrons) could feel like they were both inside and out.”

Collection Notice

Development Victoria is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with Victorian privacy laws. A copy of Development Victoria’s Privacy Policy can be found at www.development.vic.gov.au

Development Victoria will collect your personal information through this form to help us understand your views and aspirations for the Geelong Arts Centre Little Malop Street Redevelopment. We will also use your personal information to keep you up to date about the project via emails if you provide them. We will not disclose your personal information without your consent, except where required to do so by law. If you do not wish to provide your personal information we will not be able to add you to our mailing list or identify your submission if you wish to access it, make a correction or require technical support. You may contact us to request access to your personal information, or for other concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information at:

General Counsel
Development Victoria
Level 9, 8 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

We ask that you notify us of any changes to your personal information.