Nationals’ Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh, and City of Coffs Harbour GM Natalia Cowley with Property and Development NSW representatives Kegan Shaw (left) and Stace Fishwick at Gordon St
Coffs Harbour’s local economy is set for a boost with a new site confirmed for the NSW Government’s $55 million regional workplace hub, expected to create hundreds of new local jobs.
Following an extensive Expressions of Interest (EOI) process, the government has purchased the site at 11 Gordon Street from City of Coffs Harbour to deliver the approximately 5,100 square-metre NSW Government Workplace Hub, which will accommodate over 600 regional public servants.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the benefits of the new Coffs Harbour Workplace Hub go far beyond a few new desks for public sector workers.
“Establishment of the workplace hub is expected to generate more than $220 million for the local economy over three years by having more workers consistently in and around the CBD,” Mr Singh said.
“The project will create ongoing economic support for small businesses and local jobs with the design and construction phase alone expected to create almost 500 jobs for local tradies, apprentices and suppliers.
“The new development will also include approximately 89 public car parking spaces, ensuring that the new development does not compromise the availability of existing public parking for the Coffs Harbour community.
“The Government recognises the importance of strong regional economies to the state’s growth, and under the North Coast Regional Plan 2041, we are looking to centres like Coffs Harbour that will play a crucial role as key places for employment.”
Find out more about the Coffs Harbour Workplace Hub here.