Andrew Barr has announced the start of construction of the complex to house those ACT Public Servants so unloved as to be despatched to deepest darkest Gungahlin.
Construction is about to start on the new ACT Government Office Block on the corner of The Valley Avenue and Gungahlin Place in the Gungahlin Town Centre.
Local development company the KDN Group, together with their project partners Lend Lease, AECOM, William Boag Architects and peckvonhartel were chosen after a rigorous evaluation of five high quality submissions.
An agreement for lease has been signed and it is expected that the building will be ready for occupation by mid 2015.
Accommodating about 600 ACT Government staff, the office block will be built to a high environmental standard with a minimum 4.5 star NABERS rating and provide A-Grade standard accommodation. An ACT Government shopfront and a child care centre with about 90 places will be included in the development.