Work has begun on a new office building in Port Adelaide which will house more than 500 public servants, helping to revitalise the Port, grow its daytime economy and support construction jobs.
Developer epc.Pacific Pty Ltd is developing the new building to be leased by the State Government, with a forecast value of more than $40 million.
The building at the corner of Nile and Robe streets will improve the vibrancy of Port Adelaide and provide an economic boost to local businesses, in keeping with the Government’s Our Port policy.
The building will consist of:
Port Adelaide Enfieled Mayor Gary Johanson said, "It’s been great to see the Nile Street building site preparations get underway and there’s a noticeable buzz within our business and residential community now that construction is about to begin."
"Since the announcement of this project, several new cafes and restaurants have opened up in the Port CBD, signifying a growth in business confidence with the knowledge that buildings like this will deliver 500 extra workers into Port Adelaide during the week."
"This building will contribute to the overall Port Renewal Project and the Council is delighted to partner the State Government, developers and other agencies to ensure the development’s success."
The new building has been designed to achieve a minimum 5 Star Green Star fit out rating and a minimum 5 Star energy and water consumption rating.
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 Northern Economic Plan website.
The project is expected to be completed in the second quarter of next year.