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GovHub opens doors to new jobs for Ballarat

21/04/2021

The Victorian Government has delivered on its commitment of 600 new jobs for Ballarat, with the completion of the city’s landmark GovHub project.

Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas was today joined by members of Ballarat’s community to officially open the purpose-built $100 million GovHub building that is generating long-term jobs growth for the region.

The project’s completion is a significant milestone for Ballarat, enabling hundreds of new and relocated jobs to the city as part of the Government’s $47.8 million commitment to create jobs for Ballarat. With tenants to begin moving into the building from next week, the Government’s investment means there will be up to 1,000 workers at the GovHub.

Roles have been progressively moving to Ballarat since the Victorian Government first announced the GovHub project in 2017. Tenants have been recruiting local Ballarat staff over the past two years as vacancies have arisen and Consumer Affairs Victoria established a temporary office in Ballarat from 2018 for local recruitment purposes.

Ballarat’s economy has been further boosted during the GovHub’s construction, which generated 500 jobs across the teams led by head contractor Kane Nicholson Joint Venture and building architects John Wardle Architects.

Staff in the Ballarat GovHub will include workers from Service Victoria, Vicroads, Consumer Affairs Victoria , Working with Children Check, the State Revenue Office, Regional Development Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Department of Education and Training. The VicRoads Customer Hub is currently the only public-facing office planned for the Ballarat GovHub and will be open for customers from Monday, 10 May.

The GovHub’s design reflects the theme of the Civic Hall precinct and includes a reconstructed shared space for multi-purpose use and two levels of basement car parking, with over 200 spaces. The building’s fit out and usage will comply with the Victorian Government’s density limits and COVIDSafe Plan requirements, while staff will follow the most up-to-date Victorian Public Sector work policy as guided by Chief Health Officer workplace directions.



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