About the project
The NSW Government is planning to upcycle an existing government-owned site in Carrington Avenue, Dubbo, to deliver a multi-million-dollar regional workplace hub.
Subject to planning approval, the Dubbo Workplace Hub will consolidate existing government offices spread across the area into one modern, efficient building, providing a quality workplace for hundreds of regional public servants consistent with the high standards of metro locations.
The project will support more than 440 jobs during design and construction and stimulate economic benefits of $209 million.
Modern, consolidated workplace hubs help the government attract and support people living and working in the regions, resulting in better connections with communities and improved service delivery.
A new government workplace hub for Dubbo was announced in the 2021 state budget.
A development application to demolish the current building on the Carrington Ave site and develop a new building to accommodate the hub was approved in early 2023.
However, changes in market conditions and escalating building industry costs have prompted a rethink on how best to deliver the hub in the current inflationary climate.
As a result, the government has decided to investigate the redevelopment of the existing building on the site to create the hub, rather than proceed with a new build as originally planned.
This new approach will deliver the same quality workplace environment, building efficiencies and environmental outcomes as originally possible from a new development.
By upcycling the existing building rather than undertaking a full demolition and rebuild process provides a more sustainable solution that will also result in reduced resource consumption, energy use and emissions.
What’s coming up?
- 2023 – Project planning
- 2024-25 – Project delivery
- 2026 – Building completed