Milestone reached on Gosford jobs pledge
The NSW Government is today a step closer to delivering on its election commitment to relocate 300 government jobs to Gosford, with the announcement of a successful proponent to develop 1.1 hectares of land at 32 Mann Street, Gosford.
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello said Australian-based property and construction group, St Hilliers, had been chosen to develop the site, which will include a new 7,000m² mixed-use commercial building.
“This is a big win for Gosford and the project will provide the area with long overdue commercial development that will provide new jobs and economic stimulus for Gosford and the Central Coast,” he said.
“We are committed to delivering on our promises and today’s announcement will help facilitate the relocation of 300 government jobs from Sydney to the Central Coast as pledged before the 2015 election.
“Not only will the development create construction jobs, but the building’s employees will engage with local traders, retailers and eateries, which is good news for small business.”
The mixed-use commercial building will accommodate 300 public service roles from the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation from late 2018.
The development is expected to create 90 construction jobs and more than 330 ongoing indirect jobs, and inject an additional $1.4 million in retail expenditure to the Gosford CBD, and a further $4.2 million to the broader region per annum.
St Hilliers has more than 20 years’ experience in major developments, including 155 Clarence Street in Sydney, the Thornton Precinct in Penrith and Atelier at Kingston Foreshore, Canberra.
Property NSW will work with St Hilliers and the Central Coast Council to realise the Government’s vision for the site, which will include a range of uses including public open space, mixed-use residential and retail. Work on the mixed-use commercial building is expected to commence later this month.