A Groundhog Day moment for the Ballarat Gov Hub garage door

March 18, 2024 4:16 pm in by
Image: The Ballarat Gov Hub garage door is broken and open again/ supplied

The troubled garage door on Ballarat’s $100m Gov Hub building remains broken and wide open for at least the sixth day in a row.

The newsroom understands that around the clock security could be costing taxpayers as much as $3000 a day.

A similar situation occurred for three weeks late last year.

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“It’s a technical issue, and a contractor has been engaged to fix the problem,” said a statement supplied by the government through Wendouree MP Juliana Addison.

No timeline was given for its repair.

In related news, responding to a question on underground parking for public servants in Gov Hub the statement also said; “The Ballarat Gov Hub carpark is available for use by Victorian Government departments and agencies who are tenants of the building.”

It’s understood only a few public servants have previously been allowed to use the 210 car parking spaces underneath the building, the reason why remains unclear.