GovHubs on track to bring more public sector jobs to the regions23/10/2017
The Victorian Government’s commitment to relocate hundreds of public sector jobs into regional Victoria is now being realised through new GovHubs in Ballarat and the Latrobe Valley.
RDV will lead the establishment of both new government precincts that were announced as part of the Victorian Budget 2017-18 earlier this year.
Almost $48 million will be invested to redevelop Civic Hall for the Ballarat GovHub as part of a partnership with the Ballarat City Council to combine government offices with community services and local businesses.
Work is expected to start in 2018 and create up to 500 construction jobs. By 2020 Ballarat GovHub will be ready to accommodate up to 1,000 people, including 600 government employees who will relocate from Melbourne. You can get involved in the discussion about Ballarat GovHub by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Latrobe Valley will also benefit from more jobs and a projected $15 million economic boost when its new GovHub becomes operational in Morwell.
Building is expected to begin next year and create up to 100 construction jobs, with the facility ready to open its doors to 150 public servants by mid-2020.
The overall transition and associated economic initiatives are being supported by the Latrobe Valley Authority. In conjunction with customer-owned Bank Australia, the Authority is jointly funding a feasibility study on attracting more private sector jobs to the region.
Such initiatives align with the Victorian Government’s jobs relocation activities through the GovHub projects, and its overall determination to bring more jobs and investment into regional Victoria.