Future Workplace project

A consolidated Council office to better serve our community.

We are planning for the future by looking at how best to accommodate our changing workforce and improve customer experience.

Our investigations have found the best model for the future is one consolidated main office (rather than the current three offices) with major and minor satellite offices spread throughout the Shire.    

This tiered approach will ensure our community can access services and chat with us face to face, even in some of our smaller townships, while reducing the current cost of maintaining three large offices.  

In November, Council endorsed an Operating Model and a Site Analysis that shortlisted potential locations for such a facility.

We are investigating these shortlisted sites to select the best location for a consolidated Council office (Tier 1):

  • 35 Wannaeue Place, Rosebud
  • 5 Queen Street, Mornington
  • Waterloo Place Car Park, Mornington
  • 2 Queen Street, Mornington
  • 90 Besgrove Street, Rosebud
  • 21 Marine Parade, Hastings
  • 350 Dunns Road (Civic Reserve), Mornington

No matter which location is deemed most suitable, customer service will remain in place at all three current locations (Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud).

Why is it needed?

Ageing and unsafe office infrastructure, rising maintenance costs and a focus on improving access to services and customer experience has prompted the project.

We have found that a consolidated workplace will help improve the delivery of services to our community, while reducing costs and supporting our commitment to more environmentally sustainable practices.

What are the benefits?

A consolidated workplace with satellite offices will: 

  • Improve service delivery
  • Improve customer service and our ability to support the community 
  • Enable greater connection with our communities across the 44 villages and towns 
  • Increase collaboration and connection within the organisation 
  • Support organisational flexibility 
  • Reduce costs from duplication and maintaining multiple offices 
  • Reduce construction costs and building footprint (one major building) 
  • Increase sustainability through a minimised infrastructure footprint 
  • Resolve access, safety and non-compliance issues within current office spaces 
  • Allow greater flexibility to explore options for all Shire-owned land and assets.

Will you construct a new building or upgrade an existing office (Rosebud, Mornington or Hastings)?

Identifying the best location for the new main office and satellite offices is currently underway.  The seven shortlisted sites include the current three main office buildings and several other options.

Each site will be assessed to determine its suitability to accommodate a consolidated Council office and ability to deliver significant opportunities and benefits to the wider local community. 

An Expression of Interest process will help us identify private and public partnership opportunities including any additional sites for consideration.

How can I be involved?

Help shape our assessment of each of the seven sites by providing your thoughts before 1 July by visiting Consolidated Council Office: Site Analysis