WorkSafe Victoria has reached a significant milestone – three years of officially calling Geelong home.
Published:06 July 2021
WorkSafe's headquarters at 1 Malop St officially opened this week in 2018.
The move has brought more than 1000 jobs to the city and more than 700 WorkSafe team members now call the Geelong and Surf Coast region home.
Economic modelling estimates that since construction of its 1 Malop Street headquarters began, its presence has injected more than $670 million into the Geelong region.
This direct economic impact is expected to reach $827 million by the 10-year anniversary in 2028.
Since arriving in the city, WorkSafe has become a well-connected member of the community, joining The Committee for Geelong, Geelong Chamber of Commerce and G21.
It has provided almost $200,000 in sponsorships and grants, supporting 28 Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast organisations and events.
WorkSafe Chief Executive Officer Colin Radford said the organisation was proud to call Geelong home.
"The benefits of WorkSafe's move to Geelong can be seen in our community every day, whether it's the welcome economic boost, our support of grassroots organisations, or the opportunity for our workers and their families to call this wonderful part of Victoria home," he said.
"We've also received a lot of support. Having the goodwill of an entire city behind us certainly helps when it comes to fulfilling our purpose of reducing workplace harm and improving outcomes for injured workers."
Mr Radford said WorkSafe was looking forward to a staged return to the office, as COVID-19 restrictions allowed.
"WorkSafe will continue to follow government health directions and return to our offices in a staged way to ensure the safety of employees and the local community."