WorkSafe Victoria officially opened its new headquarters in Geelong.
More than 250 people were present during the opening on Thursday, 5 July. The opening marks the completion of the WorkSafe relocation project, which included the construction of Geelong’s tallest commercial building.
“Today’s opening is a historic event for WorkSafe and signifies the beginning of an exciting new chapter for occupational health and safety in Victoria,” said WorkSafe Chief Executive Clare Amies.
Over 500 former Melbourne-based staff have commenced working in the new office this week. More than 200 staff working at other Geelong locations moved into the building in late May. Plans are also set to recruit locals to join WorkSafe as new positions become available.
“The relocation of WorkSafe is a monumental undertaking and a huge achievement for everyone involved,” said Minister for Finance Robin Scott.
“WorkSafe’s new head office is a proud symbol of our investment in Geelong and regional Victoria, and will be an excellent base for WorkSafe to continue to deliver for workers, employers and the Victorian community.”