In August, 2020, developers revealed plans to overhaul the Bright and Hitchcock building in Central Geelong. Since then, not much has happened.
These photos show what the storefronts along Moorabool Street looked like between September 2020 and February 2022. The store windows were frequently vandalized and damaged. The main change I saw was boarding up an area to prevent homeless people from sleeping there.
I can understand the delays in starting this development, especially with the pandemic. However, it does represent a larger problem. There are so many large buildings sitting empty in key areas. In some cases, for over 5+ years.