Media Release | 30 May 2023
Coffs Harbour’s new $55 million government workplace hub is one step closer, with Woods Bagot appointed to lead the project’s architectural design.
Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper welcomed the appointment for the 5,000m2 precinct on Gordon Street, which will accommodate more than 600 public servants in one modern, consolidated and sustainable workplace.
Woods Bagot’s selection follows confirmation in February that 11 Gordon Street would be the site for the project.
Minister Rose Jackson highlighted the hub was an important investment for the region’s community and economy.
The NSW Government in collaboration with Woods Bagot is excited to deliver a major project to the North Coast, delivering a modern workplace that would rival similar government offices in Sydney.
The Hub will be designed to achieve outstanding sustainability performance including 5.5-star NABERs energy and 5-star NABERs water ratings, continuing the NSW Government’s leadership in this regard across the Australian property sector.
Construction on the Coffs Harbour Workplace Hub is due to begin in early 2024, with completion set for late 2025.
NSW Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper said:
“The NSW Government is delighted Woods Bagot has been appointed to design the Coffs Harbour Workplace Hub, which is expected to bring more than $220 million of economic benefit to the city over the next three years.”
“Woods Bagot will work with several firms in the design of the new hub, including a partnership with Sawtell-based g2 architects, who will provide vital local knowledge and design input across all stages of the development.”
“This is the NSW Government demonstrating our commitment to delivering quality infrastructure projects that bring jobs and economic growth to regional communities.”
NSW Minister for North Coast Rose Jackson said:
“The project is bringing together up to 26 existing tenancies into one modern whole-of-government building. It means government workers from multiple departments and agencies can collaborate more effectively, using their expertise to improve services for the taxpayer at a reduced cost.”
Deputy Secretary of Homes, Property and Development at the Department of Planning and Environment Leon Walker said:
“We have previously worked with Woods Bagot on government workplaces at 4 and 6 Parramatta Square and at a similar workplace hub in Orange, and we are excited that the Coffs Harbour facility will match the high standards of these excellent work sites,” Mr Walker said.