The Andrews Labor Government will support the next stage of Bendigo’s development, with a new GovHub office in the heart of the city’s CBD that will bring new jobs to Bendigo.
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 invests $16 million to secure the major jobs boost for Bendigo and builds on planning funding included in last year's Budget.
The GovHub will bring more than 1,000 public sector jobs in the CBD, including 100 new jobs not currently based in Bendigo – boosting the number of people working in the city centre.
Staff from City of Greater Bendigo, Regional Development Victoria and Parks Victoria will all be based at the GovHub, as well as staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.
Bringing these agencies together under one roof will provide a one-stop-shop for people needing state or local government services or advice.
In a boost for local jobs, the Labor Government will also look to expand the number of Victorian public servants working from the new GovHub location.
Construction of the new GovHub is expected to create more than 70 construction jobs when it starts next year, and is due to be complete by late 2021.
The Bendigo GovHub is one of three GovHub projects currently being developed, with work in Ballarat and Latrobe Valley also underway.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Major Projects and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan
“This is a massive boost for Bendigo – delivering a one-stop-shop for locals, bringing more jobs to the city and supporting the revitalisation of the CBD.”
“We’ve done the planning and now we’ll bring over 1,000 employees together under one roof to provide advice and help make our local economy even stronger.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards
“GovHub is an investment in Bendigo’s future – creating jobs during the construction phase and on-going positions for local job seekers.”
“We are giving the Bendigo CBD the boost it needs and ensuring that people continue to want to live, work and raise their families in our beautiful city.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020