Little Malop Central is now making music

Posted 4 March 2020

Little Malop Central is now making music

Permanent musical instruments have been installed throughout Little Malop Street in Geelong. The fixed activation’s include bongo drums, a xylophone and acoustic play elements for children and families to enjoy. Other recent upgrades at the space between Yarra and Moorabool streets include the installation of lighting, seating, planter boxes, 3D artwork and a stage. The in-ground water feature has also been restored! Still to come are large foam building blocks, which will be available for play during business hours.

The activation of Little Malop Central aims to increase the appeal of the street and encourage visitors to increase their stay in the city.

Council committed $315,000 to carry out the works, following a successful notice of motion from Councillor Eddy Kontelj in June 2019.

“The program of improvements was formed in consultation with Victoria Police, community groups, traders and property owners.

Council’s program of activations is reinvigorating Little Malop Central and encouraging a more family-friendly atmosphere.
I’m looking forward to hearing some ‘clever and creative’ performances by passing visitors giving the musical instruments a try!” – Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

“These permanent musical instruments are just one of the ways council is making Little Malop Central a more inviting place to visit.” – Cr Peter Murrihy, Chair, Civic and Central Geelong portfolio

Featured Image: Curlewis siblings Sienna and Campbell enjoying the new musical installations in Little Malop Street with Cr Sarah Mansfield and Cr Peter Murrihy

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