Ballarat GovHub supporting local jobs10/12/2019
The Ballarat GovHub development is taking shape with major excavation now complete with work well underway to prepare the site for construction - starting with the pouring of concrete of the basement levels.
The development is a major Victorian Government project which will accommodate up to 1000 employees, including up to 600 public sector positions relocated from Melbourne.
The Ballarat GovHub is helping to revitalise a major part of the Ballarat CBD, generate long-term jobs growth and increase business confidence and further private sector investment.
The project is also supporting local Ballarat businesses and materials with the project creating 500 jobs during construction.
Local Ballarat based business Eureka Concrete won the contract to deliver all concrete works, including all piles, beams, slabs and walls on the Ballarat GovHub following a competitive tender process with joint development venture Kane Nicholson.
Troy Beaston, Managing Director of Eureka Concrete said the company has employed more staff because of the GovHub contract.
“We know Ballarat is growing and our business is growing too, especially with the Ballarat GovHub which has enabled us to employ an extra 10 full-time staff to support the project plus all our other works across the region,” said Troy.
A regional success story, Eureka Concrete also run a secondary concrete plant to keep with the demand of infrastructure projects across Ballarat, Beaufort, Ballan and Maryborough.
“There’s nothing like working in your hometown and the GovHub is the biggest project that Ballarat has seen in decades and we’re proud to be one of the local businesses being part of this transformational development.”
The GovHub is a major project for the Victorian Government delivered through Regional Development Victoria in partnership with Development Victoria and Kane Nicholson Joint Venture.