Most of Central Geelong was very quiet when I went into town earlier this week. I noticed it the most in the mall and Little Malop Street west; areas that are usually pretty busy. I
Little Malop Street Mall
The new stage area in the mall is finally open! Yesterday, it was still fenced off. Today it hosted a free concert featuring Elf and Mrs. Claus, also known as Shandelle McGennisken and Andy Pobjoy. Santa and the magic meter elves joined in.
It was low key but fun. I loved seeing the elves interacts with the kids that were there; it was very family friendly. Also noticed the cop that made a brief visit.
It will be interesting to see how the community responds to the improvements.
A reporter from Channel 7 was in town recently to report on the trouble in Central Geelong. A fight had been recorded on video in the previous week and it seemed that the crew was after similar vision to what A Current Affair captured.