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Motoring Museum closer to finding new home

August 21, 2023 8:26 am in by

Two preferred sites have been found for the Geelong Museum of Motoring and Industry.

The museum was initially set up in 2012 after the Ford Discovery Centre closed in Geelong’s CBD.

It was in several locations before closing during the pandemic.

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A feasibility study has looked at several potential sites across the city for the museum, but came up with the old Ford Factory site and Seagull Paddock in Norlane.

The study reccomendeed an alignment of a Big Thing and co-locating it with the museum, but noted the associated the costing cannot be fully scoped and developed until a museum location is confirmed.

A Big Ute was first proposed by Geelong Broadcasters and taken to council following a petition.

It received support at the time from federal leaders including Anthony Albanese and then Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

The report will go before Geelong councillors at this week’s meeting, recommending they note the final report of the feasibility study.

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