Bendigo GovHub

FAQS

A GovHub is a new government office to be located on the site of the current City of Greater Bendigo main office in Lyttleton Terrace. The City and a range of State Government departments and agencies will be co-located in the new building, making it home for up to 1,000 employees.

GovHubs are a new way of doing business in regional Victoria that focus on enhancing the customer service. Similar hubs are being developed in Ballarat and in Morwell in the Latrobe Valley. GovHubs also help to revitalise city centres and deliver a range of economic benefits during construction and ongoing operation.

Funding of $16 million for the delivery of the Bendigo GovHub was announced in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 on 2 May 2018.

The Victorian Government announced in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 that it will contribute $16 million towards the GovHub. The overall cost of the project is $90 million. The balance of the cost to deliver the GovHub will be through private investment. 

-    City of Greater Bendigo
-    Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) (Agriculture Victoria, Regional Development Victoria)
-    Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) (Parks Victoria)
-    Department of Transport (Regional Roads Victoria, VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria)
-    Victorian Labour Hire Licensing Authority (25 new jobs)
-    Portable Long Service Authority (30 new jobs)

The land is currently owned by the City of Greater Bendigo and is in the process of being sold to the Victorian Government. 
 

The site of the current City of Greater Bendigo office in Lyttleton Terrace has been identified as the best site for this project.

The GovHub will centralise the delivery of a range of government services, making it a one-stop-shop for customers. It will make customers’ interactions with these services more convenient and efficient. 

The GovHub will place more workers in central Bendigo and help to revitalise the northern-end of the city. It will create jobs during the construction phase and place approximately 1,000 jobs in central Bendigo when complete, which will provide a range of economic benefits to neighbouring retail and hospitality businesses.
 

The current building, opened in 1971, cannot accommodate any more people, so will be demolished to make way for a new building which will be sympathetic to the surrounding areas. 

All planning and design will be subject to planning and heritage approval processes.

Construction is expected to begin in mid-2020 and be completed mid-2022, subject to a range of approvals.
 

Staff are expected to be moved to other commercial buildings in central Bendigo. Relocating whilst demolition and construction takes place is part of the cost of the project.

The builders are still to be appointed, and a public announcement will be made at the time. 

Regional Development Victoria has appointed Development Victoria to manage and oversee the construction of the Bendigo GovHub.