New GovHub Creates A Jobs Boost For The Valley

04 May 2017

More jobs are coming to the Latrobe Valley with a dedicated government hub to provide a base for up to 300 staff, including 150 public sector jobs.

Visiting Morwell today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan, Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced plans for a new GovHub office complex.

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 Earth Resources Regulation staff who will establish a new head office in the Latrobe Valley.

With mine regulation and rehabilitation a key focus for the region, the regulator’s new head office will ensure the best local minds are working for the community.

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

The Labor Government’s record investment in the Latrobe Valley is expected to create more than 1,400 jobs – including 400 jobs as part of the Gippsland Line Upgrade, with a project office in the Latrobe Valley.

We call on the Commonwealth to match Victoria’s commitment job-for-job by locating 150 Australian public service jobs to the region.

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

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan

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

“We’ll continue working hard to create and secure jobs in this proud region.”

Quotes 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.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

"These 150 jobs are another important part of our ongoing investment in growth and opportunities for the Valley – from public sector employment to industry and business incentives and partnerships – we’re ensuring that experts in a range of sectors can work locally.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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