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UP TO THE CHALLENGE: Matthew Flinders College students Isabella Scano, Madison Taylor and Sasha Copic, all 15, show off their handiwork at Deakin University’s 2019 Geelong Science and Engineering Challenge this week. The annual event tests year nines’ problem-solving skills to show that science, technology, engineering and maths subjects ”can be fun”. 192203 Picture: Rebecca Hosking

Parking squeeze Doubt over convention site spaces

By Natalee Kerr Geelong faces a parking squeeze with the development of a $170 million convention centre, according to a councillor. The potential loss of car parks on a site earmarked for the centre and the extra traffic it would attract could add more “stress and burden” to parking in

the city, said Cr Eddy Kontelj. Deakin University had 540 parks on the waterfront site but Cr Kontelj said he was unaware of any “clear picture” to replace all of them. “I’ve been advised that the Deakin car parking spaces will be incorporated into the plan for the convention centre but it hasn’t been confirmed

yet if all of those 540 Deakin car parking spaces will be covered.” Cr Kontelj, whose ward includes the central city area, believed that the convention centre would have “somewhere within 400 to 500 spaces” but was unsure how many would go to Deakin. Continued page 6

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