Regional Development Victoria

Latrobe GovHub

Project at-a-glance

Location: 65 Church Street, Morwell at the site of Anglicare's former offices
Victorian Government investment contribution: $15 million
Developer: Castlerock Property
Architect: To be confirmed
Builder: To be confirmed
Tenants: Victorian Government – Parks Victoria, Earth Resources Regulation and others to be confirmed
Number of Victorian Government public servants: 150
Number of carparks for tenants: To be confirmed
Jobs created during construction: Up to 100 
Estimated completion: 2020

Background

The Latrobe Valley will receive a new government office to be built for up to 300 workers and to house 150 Victorian public service jobs. The new complex is expected to deliver a $15 million boost for the local economy.

Up to half of the 150 Victorian Government roles at the GovHub will be advertised positions open to local jobseekers. The remaining positions will be consolidated from Melbourne – including Earth Resources Regulation staff who will establish a new head office in the Latrobe Valley. As mine regulation and rehabilitation is a key focus for the region, the regulator’s new head office will ensure the best minds are working for the community. The GovHub will also house Parks Victoria staff working in environment, research and other service functions.

Construction of the new GovHub is expected to create up to 100 construction jobs when it starts in 2018 and is expected to be completed in mid-2020.

The building

The appointment of the architect is currently underway and an announcement will be made publicly when confirmed The architect will review and refine building designs, which will be available here when ready.

Tenant organisations will be consulted on fit-out needs to internal building spaces and the community will be able to have their say about the overall design, following the lodgement of the planning application to Council. Details will be posted here on how the community can contribute their thoughts to the building design.

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