Funded by the Geelong City Deal, the Geelong Exhibition and Convention Centre (GCEC) will feature a 200-room luxury hotel and commercial spaces, with a 1,000 seat plenary venue and 3,700 square metres of multi-purpose space which will allow small and large events to run concurrently.
There will also be opportunities to activate the precinct and create better connections to the Geelong CBD and Western Beach.
The GCEC will support 600 jobs during construction and an additional 270 ongoing jobs once complete. The hotel will further boost employment opportunities and strengthen the region’s visitor economy.
The Victorian Government is contributing $261 million to the project, with the Australian Government contributing $30 million and $3 million from the City of Greater Geelong – bringing the total project value to $294 million.
Development Victoria is pleased to be involved with this exciting regional project that will create hundreds of jobs during construction and ongoing jobs when complete.
Download the industry flyer for more information on the project and industry briefing.
3,700 sqm event space
600 jobs during construction
270 ongoing jobs
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Updated on 10 March 2022