Development Victoria is leading the development of a new government office precinct on the Civic Hall site in Ballarat’s CBD, in partnership with Regional Development Victoria, the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Ballarat City Council.
John Wardle Architects will lead the design of the new ‘Ballarat GovHub’, which will be home to up to 1000 government employees – revitalising a major part of Ballarat’s CBD and inspiring growth in the local economy.
The award-winning design firm will focus on integrating the new building within the setting of the iconic Civic Hall site delivering modern offices for government employees – creating contemporary work spaces, and allowing for greater flexibility and use of technology.
Located at 300-304 Mair Street, the GovHubwill be a short walking distance from the Ballarat Railway Station, and offer close connections to Armstrong Street which has many retail outlets, cafés and restaurants.
Population forecasts for the region project an additional 15,900 jobs need to be created over the next 15 years, and the Ballarat GovHub will contribute towards ensuring these needs are met.
The project received $47.8 million in the 2017-18 State Budget.
The community and local businesses will have an opportunity to view the concept design, speak with the architects and the design team, and provide feedback at a community consultation session in December. To participate, visit Development Victoria's EngagementHub.