Construction begins on the Latrobe Valley GovHub in Morwell24/09/2019
Construction kicked off on the Latrobe Valley GovHub project this week marking a key milestone for the purpose-built facility which will be home to 300 workers – including 200 new local public sector jobs.
Harriet Shing, Member for Eastern Victoria visited the site on Monday to turn the first sod with Castlerock Property and welcome the erection of 50 metres of hoarding around the site, which displays architectural renderings of the building’s impressive façade designed by WMK Architects.
The $30 million GovHub will be a key employer in Morwell during construction, with around 100 jobs expected to be created with 75 per cent of building materials and services sourced locally from the Latrobe Valley to support the local economy during construction.
More than 100 contractors attended a recent Industry Capability Network forum to hear about upcoming opportunities at the GovHub – signalling strong interest from the local business community to contribute to the project.
Harriet Shing MP speaks to media as construction kicks off at the Latrobe Valley GovHub
Construction activities have also been carefully planned to minimise noise and other disruption as excavation work begins on site to lay foundations for this exciting project.
When complete in late 2020, the three-storey GovHub will deliver an annual $15 million boost to the local economy and is on track to reach job targets with Parks Victoria, Earth Resources Regulation and Solar Victoria confirmed as tenants.
The GovHub’s design reflects the Latrobe Valley’s industrial history with the building’s roof taking cues from the bucket wheel dredges that have been a feature of the region for generations.
The Victorian Government’s investment in the GovHub is part of the $266 million Latrobe Valley transition package, boosting local jobs and encouraging the decentralisation of roles and services from Melbourne to the Valley.
Read more about the Latrobe Valley GovHub and the construction timeline on our dedicated project page: www.rdv.vic.gov.au/latrobe-govhub