Construction is complete on the St George business community's much-anticipated new office tower, One Hurstville Plaza, a $60 million, 14-storey development next to Hurstville's public square.
The mixed-use building is in keeping with Georges River Council's vision for Hurstville as a "revitalised commercial hub" and the building's fully-glazed facade and green spaces are consistent with council's focus on incorporating more greenery into the business centre.
Mayor Kevin Greene said the Plaza's opening was a "significant step forward" in the council's goal of attracting investment and jobs to Hurstville.
"It will put Hurstville on the map as a central business hub that provides access to greater Sydney through its well-established public transport system," Mayor Greene said.
"It will also provide opportunities for enterprise to establish successful businesses that are within 30 minutes of the Sydney CBD and 17 minutes to the International and Domestic Airports.
"Georges River Council is proud of the social, economic, and planning benefits One Hurstville Plaza will create, including the evolution of Hurstville as a key strategic centre in Sydney."
It will put Hurstville on the map as a central business hub that provides access to greater Sydney through its well-established public transport system.Georges River Mayor Kevin Greene
Alex Lang, Property Manager at developer Coombes Property Group, said the tower was "a Hurstville first".
"We know that we are clearly setting a new benchmark for the St George market with true A-grade building quality and amenity but also with the service our customers will enjoy," he said.
"With more workers seeking office options closer to home, this is the perfect complement to a CBD presence for those companies with its workforce living in the south."
According to William Gunning, Director of Gunning Real Estate, the Hurstville commercial market has changed over the last few years because "several old commercial buildings have been sold to and for residential redevelopment".
He said One Hurstville Plaza "now sets the standard for other buildings to follow."
"One Hurstville Plaza is an attractive high-quality building which is going to attract a broad catchment of local operators along with blue chip tenants from the CBD and South Sydney," Mr Gunning said.
Hamish Miles, Executive Property Sales and Leasing at Colliers Sydney South, said the building's rooftop terrace with harbour and ocean views would be "perfect for tenant functions and entertaining".