26 September 2023

Agencies join up for stop-shop in Geraldton

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The Department of Transport (DoT) and Main Roads have opened a joint one-stop-shop in Geraldton.

The co-location of the two Agencies provides the opportunity to improve collaboration between the portfolio partners and reduce combined office accommodation expenses.

According to the Minister for Transport, Rita Saffioti, the 1,800-square-metre facility includes a new Transport Service Centre with 11 customer service counters, 84 open plan work stations, eight meeting and conference rooms, more than 100 parking bays for staff and visitors, and infrastructure for the provision of EV charging stations.

Ms Saffioti said the building had been designed to be energy efficient and incorporate a host of environmentally-friendly design initiatives to reduce long-term operating costs.

“Some of these initiatives include a 30-kilowatt solar array to supply the building with energy estimated to save approximately $15,000 per year, as well as water and energy-saving fixtures estimated to improve water efficiency by 20 per cent,” Ms Saffioti said.

“The new facility will provide all of the services that Main Roads and the DoT previously provided in the region, including the delivery of licensing, maritime and transport functions.”

MLA for Geraldton, Lara Dalton (pictured) said the $14 million facility was a good outcome for the city’s people, and would allow for better collaboration between State Government Agencies on key transport issues in the region.

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