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

The Latrobe GovHub project will help to stimulate economic and job growth and encourage investment in regional centres.

Castlerock Property has been appointed by the Victorian Government to deliver the project, at 61-65 Church Street and1-9 Fleming Street, Morwell.

The community in the Latrobe Valley is diverse and the Victorian Government is keen to provide everyone with the opportunity to have their say about the new GovHub.

What is the Latrobe GovHub?

The Latrobe GovHub is a purpose-built facility that will accommodate up to 300 workers. A mix of new public service roles from Melbourne and existing government roles from the region will be housed at the new three-storey regional employment hub featuring office space, shared meeting rooms, a community hub, business incubators, exhibition space and a locally-run café.

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Which Victorian Public Service Employees will work in the Latrobe GovHub?

When it is complete, the GovHub will house up to 300 workers. This will include 150 workers from the Victorian public service including Earth Resources Regulation staff, who will establish a new head office in the Latrobe Valley, Parks Victoria staff working in environment, research and other service functions, and staff from Solar Victoria. Of the 150 workers from the Victorian Public Service, up to half will be newly-advertised positions.

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How long will the Latrobe GovHub take to build and what will it cost?

The project is expected to cost $30 million and will create up to 100 construction jobs, with work expected to commence in early 2019 ahead of completion by late-2020.

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Will the Latrobe GovHub be available for use by the Morwell community?

The ground floor of the new Latrobe Valley GovHub will be a public community space. It will house a multi-purpose community hub, shared meeting rooms, business incubators, exhibition space and a locally-run cafe.

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What are the next steps in the process?

In an important next step towards the realisation of the Latrobe GovHub, Castlerock Property is undertaking community consultation on proposed Amendment C113 in order to facilitate the GovHub delivery in Morwell.

Castlerock Property has requested an Amendment to the Latrobe Planning Scheme which seeks to introduce a site-specific control into the Planning Scheme and to rezone part of the site to a Mixed Use Zone to facilitate the use and development of the Latrobe GovHub. Details of the proposed Amendment can be viewed on the Latrobe City Council website

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How can I have my say?

Contact the engagement team directly

you can get in touch with the Castlerock Business Development Manager via email to ask any questions, or make a submission via the dedicated consultation page.

If you have any queries about any other aspect of the GovHub project including employment opportunities you can email rdv@rdv.vic.gov.au.

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