Funded in the Geelong City Deal, work on the precinct will commence early in 2022.
Located on the city’s waterfront, the Geelong Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCEC) precinct will transform an existing Deakin University car park into a thriving convention centre precinct, positioning Victoria’s second largest city as a global and national competitor for business events.
The Centre will include a 1000-seat meeting venue along with 3,700 sq m of flexible multipurpose space to enable events of all sizes to run concurrently.
What has been committed
The State Government has committed:
- $261.2 million towards a Geelong Convention & Exhibition Centre through the Geelong City Deal
- the Convention Centre’s redevelopment to be a ‘strategic project’, requiring it to use 90 per cent local content under the Victorian Government’s Local Jobs First policy
The Federal Government has committed:
- $30 million towards a Geelong Convention & Exhibition Centre through the Geelong City Deal.