Latrobe Valley GovHub On Track To Boost Jobs

16 August 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) to build a new Government hub in Morwell, which will support hundreds of jobs in the heart of the Latrobe Valley.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the opening of the EOI process for the new GovHub complex, which will be home to up to 300 public service workers.

Up to half the 150 Victorian Government positions at the GovHub will be advertised within a year, so local job-seekers can apply.

The remaining positions will be consolidated from Melbourne – including Earth Resources Regulation staff, who will establish a new head office in the Latrobe Valley.

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

The Labor Government is calling on the Commonwealth to match Victoria’s commitment job-for-job by locating 150 Australian public service jobs to the region.

Bidders have until 27 September 2017 to submit a proposal for the project, with construction due to begin next year.

Building the GovHub complex is expected to create 100 jobs during construction and be complete by mid-2020.

The new GovHub is part of the Labor Government’s $266 million Latrobe Valley transition package to support economic growth, create jobs and drive the businesses and industries of the future.

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Building the GovHub will bring jobs and opportunities to the Valley, and I encourage local businesses to express their interest in being a part of it.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford

“This is an important step in delivering the Latrobe Valley GovHub – which will create 100 jobs during construction and support hundreds more when complete.”

“The Valley has a proud history, and we’ll keep working hard to ensure it has a bright future too.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan

“GovHub is an investment in the future of the Latrobe Valley – creating jobs during the construction phase and on-going positions for local jobseekers.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“Having our best and brightest research minds from Parks Victoria and EPA based in the Valley is good for the environment and good for jobs.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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