Council to host February meeting at new aquatic and community hub

February 26, 2024 BY

Cahill Bell-Warren (right) with 2023 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach winner Ethan Ewing. Photo: SURFING PATROL

CITY of Greater Geelong will be holding its February meeting at the brand-new Northern Aquatic and Community Hub tomorrow (February 27).

Community will be able to receive updates from Windermere councillors on local projects and watch a council meeting in action.

Attendees can ask a question of Council and are encouraged to submit their questions before midday today (February 26).

The community-based meeting will also be an opportunity for locals to check out the large multi-purpose community performance hall which has replaced the ageing Centenary Hall.

Deputy mayor and Windermere Ward councillor Anthony Aitken said council always enjoys meetings outside of City Hall.

“This will be our first community meeting in the new Civic Auditorium at the Northern Aquatic and Community Hub, so it is a special occasion and I encourage as many members of the Geelong community to attend and experience this amazing new event space.

“Councillor Sarah Hathway and I will present an informative snapshot of projects in Geelong’s northern suburbs before the reports section in the meeting, which I encourage residents to stick around for.”

Ms Hathway said community-based meetings improved transparency in decision making.

“These special meetings give us a better handle on certain local issues by chatting with the people who are affected,” Cr Hathway said.

“This is just one of the way we are increasing accessibility and transparency of Council’s business.”

The $65.6 million Northern Aquatic and Community Hub opened to the community on Monday February 19.

A free community open day will be formally held on Sunday March 3.

The February council meeting will be livestreamed as usual at geelongaustralia.com.au/meetings