New GovHubs bring more jobs into regional Victoria10/07/2017
More jobs will be directed to the Latrobe Valley and Ballarat as a result of GovHub – two dedicated government complexes to be built in Ballarat and the Latrobe Valley by 2020.
Funded through the 2017/18 Victorian Budget, the Ballarat GovHub will become home to up to 1000 government employees, including 600 new positions to the city, and help revitalise a major part of the Ballarat CBD.
This new office will house staff from departments including: Education and Training; Justice and Regulation; Economic Development, Jobs Transport and Resources (DEDJTR); and Environment, Land, Water and Planning, as well as Consumer Affairs Victoria, State Revenue Office, VicRoads and Service Victoria.
The new government office will be located at the redeveloped Civic Hall site and developed in partnership with the Ballarat City Council. Construction is expected to start in 2018 and be completed in 2020, with up to 500 jobs created during this period.
The Latrobe Valley GovHub will become a base for up to 300 staff, including 150 public sector jobs. Construction of this new complex begins next year and is expected to create 100 jobs, with the project completed in 2020. Up to half the 150 Victorian Government roles at GovHub in the Latrobe Valley will be advertised within 12 months so local jobseekers can apply.
Remaining positions will be consolidated from Melbourne, including DEDJTR's Earth Resources Regulation staff, who will establish a new head office in the Latrobe Valley to better support mine regulation and rehabilitation in the region.
The complex will also become home to staff from the Environment Protection Authority and Parks Victoria staff who work in environment, research and other service functions.