Port regeneration continues with new office building for Government staff
I am pleased to announce that a State Government office development to grow the Port Adelaide precinct is another step closer with the tender to design and construct the building awarded to developer epc.Pacific.
Construction of the building is expected to begin within months and will support about 275 jobs.
In line with the Government’s Our Port policy, the building will accommodate more than 500 public servants, improving the vibrancy of the precinct and providing an economic boost to local businesses.
The building will be constructed at the corner of Nile and Robe streets (see map below), subject to approval by the Development Assessment Commission.
The building is scheduled to be completed and ready for occupation in early 2018.
The project is being conducted in line with the State Government’s Industry Participation Policy, which maximises the benefit for local businesses and workers, and the Steel Procurement Policy, requiring all steel to meet Australian standards.
It also supports the Northern Economic Plan, which is a blueprint for a prosperous northern Adelaide, focused on creating jobs and empowering local communities.
The Northern Economic Plan has been developed by the State Government in partnership with the Port Adelaide Enfield, Salisbury, and Playford Councils, along with industries, businesses, and the community.
The State Government has prioritised the renewal of Port Adelaide to return this unique and historic precinct to its former glory and these projects will help to further grow and regenerate the area.
We are working with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to create a ‘living port’ which celebrates our rich maritime past while embracing growth.
The office accommodation project will bring hundreds workers to the Port, firstly during construction and then when complete, with more than 500 Government employees to move in.
This development, coupled with this recent $50 billion submarine contract announcement, will provide immense opportunities for local businesses and the community to capitalise on an influx of workers.
This means extra income for the many cafes, bars, restaurants, retail outlets and service providers already operating in the region and it will encourage more new businesses into the area.