New Government Workplace Hub Opens Up In Hunter


The NSW Government has revitalised one of its key regional workplaces, following the completion of a $13.8 million workplace hub that consolidates three government agencies under one roof.

Employees from the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), Department of Customer Service (DCS) and Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI) have moved into the freshly fitted out Maitland Workplace Hub in High Street.

The new hub is the base for up to 650 regional workers and provides flexible and agile workspace for all government employees visiting the Hunter region for work. The project has supported 40 construction jobs for local tradespeople and subcontractors.

The NSW Government’s central property agency, Property and Development NSW (PDNSW) has delivered the Maitland CBD Workplace Hub as part of its ongoing work to consolidate agencies into modern, sustainable hubs.

By consolidating three agencies under one roof, the NSW Government has reduced the rent and associated costs from having multiple leases, while creating a modern working environment that will support enhanced collaboration and improve service delivery to communities in regional NSW.

Work is also underway to upgrade the building’s environmental credentials to achieve a 5-star NABERS energy rating and a 4-star NABERS water rating, which will support the NSW Government’s net zero emissions targets as it works to reduce its environmental footprint.

Find out more about the Maitland Workplace Hub

Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper said:

“This fantastic new hub provides high quality facilities for government employees who call this region home, and a place to work for visiting employees when they are in town for the day.”

“We have other regional hubs on the way in Dubbo and Coffs Harbour to continue to attract, support and retain talented employees from regional NSW.”

Minister for Finance Courtney Houssos said:

“Quality workplaces like this ultimately lead to better service delivery and outcomes for the wider community.

“Reducing the number of commercial leases is part of our government’s work to address the state’s budget challenge.”

Minister for the Hunter Yasmin Catley said:

“The opening of the new government workplace hub is a win for the Hunter region. It means more jobs, more opportunities, and a brighter future for our community, helping lay down the groundwork for sustainable growth and prosperity.”

“We recognise the immense talent and potential of our rural workers, and the opening of the hub highlights our commitment to preserving local jobs and fostering economic growth in rural areas.”

“We strive to bridge the gap between urban and rural employment and this commitment will help decentralise opportunities and spread economic success beyond the metropolitan areas.”

Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison said:

“This is a great boost for the Maitland community, as it keeps jobs in this area and will deliver economic benefits.

“The new fit-out provides 5,500 square metres of work space across two floors, and more than 250 underground and street level car parking spaces to support government workers based in Maitland.”

Hunter Mason Founder and Managing Director Matthew Callender said:

“We are delighted that along with leading the construction of the new Maitland Workplace Hub, we have supported 11 apprentices, 20 local tradespeople, and committed $850,000 towards Aboriginal participation in construction, which is an important driver for Hunter Mason.”

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