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Ryrie Street office refurbishment

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Barwon Water’s Ryrie Street head office (internally referred to as “Ryrie HQ”) has been comprehensively refurbished to accommodate all its Geelong-based office employees under one roof.

The consolidation of corporate activities in a single, state-of-the-art, multi-functional building allows us to reduce operational costs while providing our employees with a healthy, secure and modern workplace. We are looking forward to increased productivity, efficiencies and cost savings, including reductions of up to 45% on maintenance, operational and energy costs.

Importantly, the entire project is price-neutral, with operational savings and consolidation of buildings funding the work. Our customer’ bills have not been affected.

Around 100 jobs, many of them local, were created during construction, part of a rejuvenation of Geelong’s business and cultural precinct, and our contribution to regional prosperity.

The modern design features a glass-walled infill connecting the north and south sections, innovative sun-shading façade, stormwater-irrigated rain garden, roof-top terrace, community cafe and open plan layout accommodating up to 350 staff.

Construction began in September 2015. Our employees move in on 10 July 2017. The building was officially opened by Water Minister Lisa Neville on 12 July 2017.


Design: GHD Woodhead

Construction: Monaco Hickey

Cost: $32 million

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