The Ballarat GovHub has officially launched, with the $100 million project a catalyst for job creation and economic growth in the city.
The project has been the culmination of around 350,000 work hours, with 500 jobs created during construction and more than 30 local and regional suppliers involved.
“This is a significant project for Ballarat, and Development Victoria is proud to have delivered the GovHub on behalf of the State Government,” Penny Forrest, Group Head Property Development at Development Victoria said.
“Our role started in the early design stages and progressed through to practical completion and throughout the project, our team has been committed to delivering what is now a landmark building in Ballarat.”
This is a significant project for Ballarat, and Development Victoria is proud to have delivered the GovHub on behalf of the State Government
The building was officially opened by Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas, the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison, Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle, and the Ballarat community.
The Ballarat GovHub design was led by award-winning design firm, John Wardle Architects, focusing on integration with the iconic Civic Hall site, and delivering contemporary workspaces for government employees, with the project delivered by Kane Nicholson Joint Venture.
The GovHub’s design reflects the theme of the Civic Hall precinct and includes a reconstructed shared space for multi-purpose use.
The project’s completion is a significant milestone for Ballarat, enabling hundreds of new and relocated jobs to the city as part of the State 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.