A State Government office development to grow the Port Adelaide precinct is another step closer with the tender to design and construct the building awarded to developer epc.Pacific.

Construction of the building is expected to begin within months and will support about 275 jobs.

In line with the Government’s Our Port policy, the building will accommodate more than 500 public servants, improving the vibrancy of the precinct and providing an economic boost to local businesses.

The building will be constructed at the corner of Nile and Robe streets, subject to approval by the Development Assessment Commission.

Background

The building is scheduled to be completed and ready for occupation in early 2018.

The project is being conducted in line with the State Government’s Industry Participation Policy, which maximises the benefit for local businesses and workers, and the Steel Procurement Policy, requiring all steel to meet Australian standards.

It also supports the Northern Economic Plan, which is a blueprint for a prosperous northern Adelaide, focused on creating jobs and empowering local communities.

The Northern Economic Plan has been developed by the State Government in partnership with the Port Adelaide Enfield, Salisbury, and Playford Councils, along with industries, businesses, and the community. More information is available at the Northern Economic Plan website.

Quotes attributable to Transport and Infrastructure, and Housing and Urban Development Minister, Stephen Mullighan

The State Government has prioritised the renewal of Port Adelaide to return this unique and historic precinct to its former glory and these projects will help to further grow and regenerate the area.

We are working with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to create a ‘living port’ which celebrates our rich maritime past while embracing growth.

The office accommodation project will bring hundreds workers to the Port, firstly during construction and then when complete, with more than 500 Government employees to move in.

This development, coupled with this recent $50 billion submarine contract announcement, will provide immense opportunities for local businesses and the community to capitalise on an influx of workers.

This means extra income for the many cafes, bars, restaurants, retail outlets and service providers already operating in the region and it will encourage more new businesses into the area.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Port Adelaide Susan Close

Port Adelaide is a unique metropolitan district with a rich heritage which is evolving through innovation and renewal, and this project is another example of the State Government encouraging positive change.

The rejuvenation of the Port will see the Government’s vision playing out of more people living, working, investing and spending time in the area – a plan being embraced by local government, business owners and residents.

This is the third major announcement for the Port in recent months with the construction of a new $25 million Quest Apartment hotel in Nelson Street already underway and the announcement of the $50 billion Future Submarines project last month.

Quotes attributable to the Port Adelaide Enfield Mayor Gary Johanson

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is excited by this innovative development to relocate a Government office to the Port.

It will provide much-needed additional population during the week, which will assist to support our businesses and contribute to the economic vibrancy of the area.

I look forward to seeing the flow-on effects of this development, well as the future plan Port Renewal Project, as Port Adelaide is transformed into a bustling business hub, once again.

Quotes attributable to epc.Pacific Managing Director Patrick Smith

epc.Pacific is delighted to be continuing our development and investment activity in Adelaide.

The “next generation” building will be designed to integrate with the surrounding buildings and streetscape and maximise building efficiency whilst providing exceptional occupant amenity and flexibility.

The building will achieve minimum five-star “Greenstar” and “nabers” design ratings and the team will work hard to exceed benchmarks.

Our team is looking forward to launching the next exciting phase in the urban renewal of Port Adelaide and adding value to each stakeholder of the project, for the long term.