Statement from the CEO of the Committee for Geelong, Jennifer Cromarty

“The Committee for Geelong is fully supportive of the Geelong Convention Centre and its planned development. We have fought long and hard for this project and welcome the progression to design works this year and construction commencing in early 2022.

“While the convention business industry has been challenged by the pandemic, long term planning for the region includes the need for a quality convention centre offering. The convention industry plans several years in advance and we need to be in a position of certainty to take those inquiries now. The Convention Centre is a vital part of the region’s post COVID recovery and will be a very important focal point for the Geelong Waterfront and as an attractor of private investment.

“The Committee for Geelong looks forward to making ongoing contributions to the project planning through our role on the Geelong City Deal Implementation Advisory Group.”

Media Contact: Jennifer Cromarty, CEO, Committee for Geelong, 0413 241 033