Walk West links Pakington Street to the waterfront via sculptures, landscaping, lighting and pedestrian lights. It was developed to reinstate cultural and physical links between Geelong West and Western Beach on Corio Bay.
“The West Walk project was conceptualised and lobbied by the community group for six years. The project addressed the impact of the large section of freeway installed in the seventies and its consequences for quality of life in the locality.” – Kristin Demetrios.
“The Walk West urban trail reflects the intention of the Community proposal. O’Connell Street tree planting and the establishment of small parkland areas along the route have offered a greening opportunity to this highly urbanized area of the city. Fabulous sculptures that lead walkers along the trail tell a story of growth and change and relate directly to the production and sale of food, which is fundamental to the character of Geelong West.” – Tania Virgona
In 2000, $200,000 was allocated by the City of Greater Geelong plus a state government money for the place-making project. Some artwork planting pictured below