Geelong City Hall 

 

Geelong Town Hall is a civic building located on Gheringhap Street in central Geelong, Victoria. It was originally built for the City of Geelong, which became the City of Greater Geelong in 1993.

The land for the Town Hall was first acquired by the council in 1854. Two acres (0.8 hectares) in size, it was on the corner of Little Malop and Gheringhap Streets. A design competition was held, with 12 entries being received. The winning entry was submitted by a Melbourne architect, Joseph Reed. The cost was estimated at 34,533 pounds ($69,066), it was decided to only build a single southern wing along Little Malop Street. The foundation stone was laid on April 9, 1855 by the then-Mayor Dr William Baylie. The wing was completed soon after.

The single southern wing remained alone until the early 1900s. Suggestions were made to move the Town Hall to another site, with a referendum being held in 1914 proposing the council move to the former Geelong Grammar building on Moorabool Street. This proposal was defeated, with the original design being completed, opening in June 1917. It remains today, with minor additions at the rear.

The Geelong City Hall is the seat of local government for the City of Greater Geelong. It serves as the council chamber of the Geelong City Council. It is a stunning, historic building and home to two museums that tell the stories of Geelong’s past. The Museum & Art Gallery features permanent and changing exhibitions, including the Geelong Gallery of Art. The Geelong Discovery Centre, part of the Museum & Art Gallery, features an interactive and hands-on collection designed to engage visitors of all ages.

The City Council chambers of the Geelong City Hall are a modernist building that was opened in 1982. The chambers are named after John Batman, 1st Governor of Victoria and the first Mayor of Geelong. The chambers seat 250 people, with 100 seats available for the public.

Geelong City Hall is an iconic landmark in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is colloquially known as “the Cat” and often regarded as the finest civic building in Victoria. It has a 61-metre clock tower, which is a landmark in the city, as well as a distinctive red-brick facade.

The City Hall is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. The building is home to the mayor and city council, and it houses a variety of city offices. The hall is also a popular venue for events and concerts.

Geelong City Hall is a 148,000 square metre building that has been designed to reflect Geelong’s cultural diversity and history. The design incorporates elements of the heritage listed Wool shop and Post Office building, as well as contemporary features. The Geelong City Hall is proposed to be a multi purpose facility, it will also house Council’s Planning and Environment, Community Services, Libraries and Arts and Culture Directorates.