Spiire was engaged by GeelongPort to provide local town planning, surveying and visual media services as it looks to welcome the Spirit of Tasmania in 2022. The proposed development at Corio Quay, in North Geelong, will provide a dedicated, large scale passenger and freight terminal that will transform Spirit of Tasmania’s customer experience.
Our town planners worked closely with GeelongPort to help facilitate the relocation of the Spirit of Tasmania’s Melbourne based operations to Geelong. The team was initially engaged to identify project issues and risks and to recommend a planning approvals pathway. Planning advice considered various matters affecting the site including easements, cultural and European heritage issues and the presence of terrestrial and aquatic native vegetation and future vehicle access and parking requirements. We, together with GeelongPort, worked closely with City of Greater Geelong Council to secure a planning permit for the site and with DELWP to secure the necessary Marine and Coastal Act approval to facilitate the start of this major project in Geelong.
Our Surveying and Spatial team have provided title re-establishment and full site feature survey for the redevelopment site and have compiled the location of existing underground services which will also inform the design of civil infrastructure. In addition, the team have developed a full 3D point cloud model which was used to inform the design of new pier and loading ramps to the Spirit of Tasmania as it arrives to the Port in 2022. Survey data was also utilised by our in-house Visual Media team which assisted with the accurate development of 3D renders used for community consultation on the GeelongPort website.
We are proud to be part of a project that will create major economic, employment and tourism opportunities for Geelong, the Bellarine and the wider G21 region.
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