Former Kogarah Council chambers up for lease

The former Kogarah Council building was advertised for lease this week with staff due to be moved to the Hurstville Civic Centre which is being renovated to become the administration headquarters of the newly merged Georges River Council local government area.

Sign of the times: Signage went up this week advertising the former Kogarah Council administration building for lease.

Sign of the times: Signage went up this week advertising the former Kogarah Council administration building for lease.

The building at 2 Belgrave Street, Kogarah is being advertised as having 350 square metres of space which is being offered as vacant possession.

The Georges River customer service centre has remained open.

The Kogarah Council building includes administration, the mayor’s office and the council chamber and meeting rooms.

It includes two levels of parking with 18 spaces at street level which, with parking spaces in demand in the Kogarah CBD, is expected to be an added incentive to lease.

Located within walking distance of St George Hospital, it would suit a variety of uses including as medical suites.

The lease is being handled by Hurstville based Sydney South Commercial.

The Hurstville Civic Centre is big enough to take all the staff of the former Kogarah and Hurstville Councils.

It is believed the Hurstville council chambers are being renovated to be multi-functional venue that can be hired out for functions when not being used for council meetings.

A Georges River Council spokesman said, “Following the amalgamation of the former Hurstville and Kogarah CCouncils, Georges River Council has started working towards bringing the majority of staff to one location – the Civic Centre in Hurstville.

“Currently, this Civic Centre is undergoing renovations to cater for the additional staff members that will eventually be working there.

“Given the choice to move the majority of staff to the Civic Centre in Hurstville, the council has commenced advertising the office space in Kogarah for lease.

“However, while the offices are currently up for lease, Georges River Council will continue to provide services to members of the local area through the Kogarah Service Centre.

“Georges River Council will continue to maintain a Customer Service presence within the Kogarah CBD in order to meet the needs of the community through the relocation of the Kogarah Service Centre by creating a ‘one-stop shop’ in Kogarah Library.

“The leasing of the building will also provide commercial businesses the opportunity to establish themselves within the Kogarah CBD, which will also assist the local economy.”