Media Release | 15 May 2023
Construction of the new $48 million NSW Government workplace hub in Dubbo is one step closer, with planning approval finalised for the roughly 5,000m2 Carrington Avenue development.
Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper said the Western Regional Planning Panel’s approval of the multi-agency hub would pave the way for hundreds of jobs and economic growth across the region.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting people to live and work in regional communities such as Dubbo, and this new purpose-built and innovative workplace will help towards this goal,” Mr Kamper said.
“Currently, almost 700 employees from six government agencies work across 25 leased offices in the region. By consolidating this workforce under one roof, we will be able to deliver improved service outcomes for the people of regional NSW.
“The new hub aims to meet or exceed the highest levels of energy, water and Greenstar ratings. It will be a quality, regionally based, environmentally sustainable workplace.
“Work is now underway to identify the right construction partner to deliver this project.”
Minister for Western New South Wales Tara Moriarty said the project would generate up to $209 million of economic benefit in and around Dubbo, create around 400 jobs for local tradespeople and offer up to 70 car parking spaces.
“Dubbo is a critically important hub in regional NSW, and the Government recognises the importance of ensuring that projects like this are supported with measures to deliver new housing and urban infrastructure,” Ms Moriarty said.
“For example, we are investing $9.23 million towards the construction of the River Street West Collector Road, where three new roundabouts and an intersection with the Newell Highway will be built to enable the future delivery of 6,000 new homes in Dubbo.
“We have also provided a $155,000 grant to Dubbo Regional Council to rezone the North West Precinct, which will support the delivery of about 5,500 homes. “These programs are being delivering alongside our wider Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2041, which sets out our vision to strengthen housing supply and diversity across Dubbo and the wider region.”
Construction on the new Dubbo Workplace Hub will begin mid-2023, with completion due in late 2024. Find out more about the project here.