28 May 2020
Who does this notice affect?
This notice affects clients who interact face-to-face with the department at the following Melbourne based offices:
- Customs House, Corner Grants and Centre Road, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045
- 255 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine VIC 3043
- Lot 2/5 McClure Road Kensington VIC 3031.
What has changed?
The department will no longer be relocating its existing Melbourne offices to the Younghusband Woolstore site in Kensington, Victoria. A further notice will be provided once a new site for relocation has been secured.
Following a review of its future accommodation requirements, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment selected the Younghusband Woolstore in Kensington as the new site for its regional office. The developer has been undertaking major refurbishment of the building while the department has been preparing for the relocation. The negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the building and construction sector has resulted in a delay of the refurbishment work such that the expected timing of completion no longer meets the department’s needs. The department will therefore seek another suitable site, with the specific relocation date to be confirmed when a site has been identified and secured. Approximate timing for relocation is expected to be in the first half of 2022.
If you have questions regarding this notice please email MROrelocation@agriculture.gov.au.
A/g Assistant Secretary
Security & Commercial Business Branch