The new Galkangu – Bendigo Govhub will contribute to the continual growth of Bendigo by establishing a stronger, more efficient public sector that will create jobs and deliver government services to the community. Due to be completed in 2022, Bendigo Govhub will be a state-of-the-art community asset and workplace, consolidating the current office of the City of Bendigo and other regional state government agencies. Our design team met the multifaceted brief by engaging with the community of Bendigo and collaborating with Development Victoria and Regional Development during the design phase. We also had the great pleasure of working with representatives for the Dja Dja Warrung people on the integration of ideas of Country and the local spoken language into the design.
The result is a building with an identity unique to Bendigo, one that draws upon its rich heritage and builds upon its plans for a thriving future. The design transforms operations for both customers and employees, breaking down silos and creating a one-stop-shop for community services and a hub for the local community. Underpinned by sustainable solutions that will not only decrease running costs and improve environmental footprint, the design enhances wellbeing and strengthens connectivity within the community.