Gets more jobs, money - keeps independence
ALL PAID FOR BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT
Victorian Government investment contribution: $47.8 million
Tenants: Victorian Government – various agencies. Number of Victorian Government public servants: Up to 1000. Number of carparks for tenants: 220
The Ballarat GovHub will be home to up to 1000 Victorian Government employees, including up to 600 public sector positions relocated from Melbourne, helping to revitalise a major part of the Ballarat CBD, generate long-term jobs growth, increase business confidence and further private sector investment.
The ‘Civic Hall Site’, which sits on Crown land, will be developed in partnership with the City of Ballarat.
Development Victoria is leading the development of a new government office within the Civic Hall Site in partnership with Regional Development Victoria, the Department of Premier and Cabinet and City of Ballarat. This will complete a community, government and commercial precinct in the Ballarat CBD.
The Victorian Government will work with the council to improve CBD car parking and offset the losses of parking at the Civic Hall Site. This includes providing $2 million towards the City of Ballarat's Car Parking Action Plan to provide for a minimum for 1000 new carparks to replace the 275 spaces currently on the Civic Hall Site.
The GovHub design includes:
An active ground floor space, incorporating the bricks and masonry theme of the Civic Hall precinct
A glass conservatory linking the Civic Hall to the GovHub
Five storeys of office space with a strong visual connection to the Ballarat CBD
Two levels of basement carparking offering around 220 car parks
End-of-trip facilities to encourage walking and cycling.