Wurriki Nyal, City of Greater Geelong’s new administration and customer service centre was open to the people of Geelong on Saturday February 18th.
Meaning ‘speak and talk together’ in local Wadawurrung language, Wurriki Nyal was showcased with tours, activities and meet and greets by the team.
The building incorporates timber design, solar panels and world-class waste systems among other design ratings that make it one of the most sustainable local government buildings in Australia.
It also connects and honours Wadawurrung heritage with exterior landscaping and interior design across the site.
Workers within the building are encouraged to ride to work and space is set aside for bike storage and charging. The transition from home to workspace also made smoother with showers, kitchen and dining facilities and desks that can be accessed across several levels.
The building is also designed to be a safe and inclusive space for visitors and staff alike with accessibility a key focus.
It honours the history of Geelong settlement, inspired by the industrial and agricultural past, while servicing the growing community across the Geelong region.
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With thanks to Aleisha, Amy and Teresa , our guides.