The construction of One Hurstville Plaza, the $60 million 14-storey office tower being built next to Hurstville's public square reached a major milestone with a topping out ceremony last week.
The topping out ceremony was attended by the Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres; Georges River Council mayor, Kevin Greene; Coombes Property Group Director, Michael Coombes;, and Ganellen CEO, Peter Maneas.
Mr Ayres said the creation of a vibrant hub in Hurstville was a welcome step in securing local jobs and opportunities.
"This development is in alignment with the NSW Government's COVID-19 recovery plan, as we look to the brightest possible future for our State and a city which allows people to work closer to where they live - with secure employment and a greater quality of life."
Coombes Property Group Director Michael Coombes said the company was delighted to be delivering a high-quality mixed-use tower in such a strategic location in the Hurstville CBD.
"We have a lot of confidence in Hurstville and we're particularly proud of the various social, economic and planning benefits our project will create, including the generation of hundreds of jobs, being a catalyst for further regeneration of the Hurstville CBD, and increasing the competitiveness of Hurstville as a business location of choice," Mr Coombes said.
Hurstville continues to grow as a strategic centre to live, work and invest. Georges River Council has projected a 19.5 percent population growth rate between 2017 and 2036.
Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said, "Georges River Council is working towards transforming the Hurstville City Centre into an even more lively, engaging city with its own identity - an inviting and vibrant destination celebrated by the community.
"The construction of One Hurstville Plaza is a significant step forward in Council's goal of attracting investment and jobs to Hurstville".
Coombes Property Group General Manager Development Pascal Bobillier said the company's vision for the new development is to provide premium commercial office space comparable to other major employment centres.
"We want businesses to be able to operate and continue operating in the St George region without compromising on the location, amenity, or quality of accommodation for their employees and customers.
"Our tenants will have options ranging from smaller suites to full floors, as well as benefit from the panoramic 360-degree views and the tower design which promotes connectivity, productivity, and wellbeing," Mr Bobillier said.
Hurstville One has been designed by award winning architectural firm PTW Architects.
The 14-storey mixed-use development will offer 8400sqm of A- grade office space over 11 floors, 1800sqm of retail space over 3 podium levels, and aim to achieve a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating.
An economic impact assessment undertaken by consultancy firm Urbis identified that the One
Hurstville Plaza development would yield numerous public benefits for Hurstville.
It will be a major urban renewal initiative for the Hurstville CBD; deliver high quality office space in the Hurstville CBD; create 1,900 jobs; and deliver 20 per cent of the Hurstville CBD employment targets.