Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

Hon Sean L'Estrange MEdL GradDipResMan GradDipMan MLA

Hon Sean L'Estrange MEdL GradDipResMan GradDipMan MLA

Former Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Finance; Small Business

    New public sector offices for Fremantle

    10/11/2016 8:45 AM
     
    •  Construction expected to start July 2017, employing more than 400 people
    • 1,500 public servants relocating to Fremantle's Kings Square

    The Liberal National Government has signed an Agreement for Lease for 17,200 square metres with Sirona Capital, underpinning the development of more than 20,000sqm of new office space in Fremantle.

     

    Premier Colin Barnett said more than 1,500 public servants from the Housing Authority, the Department of Corrective Services and the Department of Transport would move to the newly constructed premises in the second quarter of 2020.

     

    "Today the Government is continuing to fulfill a 2013 election promise to support the growth of urban office precincts," Mr Barnett said.

     

    "In July this year, it was announced more than 800 public servants from the departments of Water and Environment Regulation and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority would move to new premises in Joondalup in 2019 and work is now underway on the new Department of Parks and Wildlife Headquarters in Bunbury.

     

    "With the construction of this building expected to employ 410 workers, the City of Fremantle will see economic benefits from the start of construction expected next July, and an ongoing stimulus once public servants relocate.

     

    "The building's proximity to the Fremantle train station and bus stops, coupled with the modern end of trip facilities that are planned for the building, provides numerous transport options for staff."

     

    Finance Minister Sean L'Estrange said the decentralisation and consolidation of offices away from the CBD would save money in the medium term, improved community access to Government services and delivered valuable economic stimulus to cities such as Fremantle.

     

    "The relocation of the Government agencies to Fremantle will deliver net avoided costs of more than $53 million over 15 years," Mr L'Estrange said.

     

    "The construction of this office space is expected to directly employ 270 workers, with a further 140 involved in fitting out the building ready for occupation.  Fremantle will also benefit from having about 1,500 additional agency staff working in the middle of the city."

     

    Fact File

    • The State Government has negotiated a 15-year lease, with two extra options at a highly competitive rate
    • The building will offer modern end of trip facilities, ICT and an interior designed to specifically meet the needs of the three agencies

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Finance Minister's office - 6552 6900

     

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