New head office –Welcome to Joondalup: Prime House officially open
Our new head office, Prime House in Joondalup, was officially opened on 16 April 2019 by Premier Mark McGowan, in an event that celebrated the department’s amalgamation and relocation.
Director General Mike Rowe met with guests including the Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson and Minister for Water Dave Kelly, other members of parliament, Noongar representative Walter McGuire and a large number of stakeholders from other departments, as well as media representatives.
Following speeches and the plaque unveiling, guests toured the building and inspected key project areas.
Speaking at the opening, Premier McGowan said the government recognised the vital role the department played in the development of Western Australia and the creation of jobs while protecting the environment and water resources.
He congratulated all those involved in the design, delivery and commissioning of the new building and thanked our staff for their work in looking after the state’s environment and water resources and supporting development for all Western Australians.
More than 700 head office staff have moved to the bright, modern, leased building in the City of Joondalup. The relocation will save an estimated $28 million over 15 years and reduce the government’s office accommodation footprint by 3800 square metres.
The relocation is also expected to play a significant role in the future growth and development of Joondalup as a vibrant and vital city centre, especially for the small businesses that stand to benefit from the increased foot traffic and commerce.