The Victorian Government is planning to proceed with Ballarat GovHub which is set to become home to 600 government employees and revitalise a major part of Ballarat.
Funded in the Victorian Budget 2017/18, the Ballarat GovHub will be home to up to 1,000 government employees, and will help revitalise a major part of the Ballarat CBD.
Development Victoria will lead the establishment of the new government office to be located at the redeveloped Civic Hall site (pictured). The site will be developed in partnership with the Ballarat City Council.
As part of the project, the Labor government will work with the city council to improve CBD car parking and offset the losses of parking at the Civic Hall site. This includes providing $2 million towards the council’s CBD Parking Action Plan. This will allow the council to commence delivery of at least 1,000 nearby car parking spaces.
Construction of the Ballarat GovHub is expected to commence in 2018 and will be completed in 2020. The project will create up to 500 jobs during construction.
Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford said that the key focus of the community and stakeholder event will be to provide local business with better knowledge and of how to be part of construction project.
“It’s a really exciting project for Ballarat and it’s going to transform the city more than any other single investment."The Latrobe Valley will also receive a jobs boost with a new government office to be built to house 150 public service jobs. The new complex is expected to deliver a $15 million boost for the local economy.
The Labor Government established the Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) to oversee the transition and diversification of the Valley’s economy and to drive the creation of new jobs.
Following recent successes in negotiating the power industry worker transition scheme and securing a partnership with major sports clubs including the Collingwood Football Club, the LVA will partner with Bank Australia to jointly fund a feasibility study to bring new private sector jobs to the region.