This month, the department’s Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) administration and customer contact centre staff will move to Tassels Place.
Transport services managing director Nina Lyhne said the move was in line with the State Government’s Directions 2031 and Beyond master plan to create multi-purpose precincts beyond Perth CBD.
‘Meanwhile, the Stirling precinct is an ideal location due to its central position and commuting distance to all of DoT’s DVS sites in the metropolitan area; not to mention its proximity to easy public transport, and secure end-of-trip facilities for cyclists,’ she said.
Cr Italiano said the agency would be the biggest State Government department in the precinct.
‘We are very keen to attract ongoing investment such as this, by the Department of Transport, as it brings real jobs to the city centre,’ he said.
‘The latest addition means that an extra 550 people now work within Stirling city centre, providing additional custom for shops and showrooms around the centre.
‘Plans developed by the Stirling Alliance called for 25,000 new residents and 30,000 new jobs in Stirling City Centre.
‘This relocation is only the start of new investment in Stirling city centre, and shows that the planning work done by Stirling Alliance (which called for major infrastructure upgrades to accommodate its future growth) is justified.’
Tassels Place is a six-storey development, completed last December.