More jobs are coming to the Latrobe Valley and Ballarat with GovHub, two dedicated government complexes to be built in Ballarat and the Latrobe Valley by 2020.

5 May 2017

Ballarat GovHub

The Ballarat GovHub funded in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 will be home to up to 1,000 government employees, including 600 new positions to the city, and will help revitalise a major part of the Ballarat CBD.

This brand new office will include employees across:

  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs Transport & Resources (DEDJTR)
  • Consumer Affairs Victoria
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
  • State Revenue Office
  • VicRoads
  • Service Victoria

Development Victoria will lead the establishment of the new government office to be located at the redeveloped Civic Hall site. The site will be developed in partnership with the Ballarat City Council.

Construction of the Ballarat GovHub is expected to start in 2018 and will be completed in 2020. The project will create up to 500 jobs during construction.

Latrobe Valley GovHub

The Latrobe Valley GovHub will provide a base for up to 300 staff, including 150 public sector jobs.

Construction of the new complex begins next year and is expected to create 100 jobs, with the project to be completed by mid-2020. The location of the new GovHub is still to be determined.

Up to half of the 150 Victorian Government roles at GovHub will be positions advertised within 12 months so local jobseekers can apply.

The remaining positions will be consolidated from Melbourne – including DEDJTR's Earth Resources Regulation staff who will establish a new head office in the Latrobe Valley as mine regulation and rehabilitation is a key focus for the region.

The complex will also house Parks Victoria staff working in environment, research and other service functions, as well as staff from the EPA (Environment Protection Authority).

News courtesy of 5 May 2017