The NSW Government has delivered on its commitment to keep the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s regional headquarters in Orange, with the completion of the Ian Armstrong Building in Orange.
Ian Armstrong led the charge to relocate almost 500 departmental employees in 1988 to Orange – the biggest and most successful single departmental relocation in Australian history, bringing public servants closer to the people they serve.
“This building is a fitting tribute to the father of decentralisation, today accommodating 800 public sector employees, providing a long-term boost for the regional economy,” said National Party Upper House MP Sam Farraway.
“This new regional hub provides certainty to staff and the community, underpinning the Government’s commitment to support job growth in regional centres,” Mr Farraway said.
“Hundreds of public service employees from the departments of Primary Indus- tries, Planning Industry and Environment, Regional NSW, Premier & Cabinet and Education will enjoy a new workspace that will provide a modern and inspiring work environment, enabling them to deliver quality services for the people of NSW.”
Staff are expected to move into the building in October.