The facade design artwork and new name for the Bendigo GovHub have now been revealed, marking a significant milestone for the project.
The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews announced the new name for the building – Galkangu – [pron: gull-kang-gooh], a Dja Dja Wurrung word meaning “build together, we make together, make things happen together, more connected to Country.”
This name was chosen after extensive consultation with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DJAARA), and Dja Dja Wurrung Elders.
The artwork which will be featured on the building’s façade has also been revealed, featuring the shield of the Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners.
The new name – Galkangu – and the beautiful artwork from Natasha Carter which will feature on the façade, are testament to the important collaborative role of the Dja Dja Wurrung in the design of new GovHub
The Bendigo GovHub is expected to be complete by early 2023, generating 200 new local jobs during construction and injecting an estimated $130 million into the local economy.
Up to 1,000 Victorian Government and City of Greater Bendigo employees will work at the state-of-the-art, flexible workspace providing a centrally located, one-stop-shop for government services to Bendigo.
Updated on 11 November 2021