New lease on life for former college
Workspace Australia Ltd and the Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre have signed a lease with Mount Alexander Shire Council to pave the way for an innovative training and education campus and business hub at the former Castlemaine Secondary College campus on Etty Street.
“This long term lease will enable Workspace to maintain the services we provide to support to 50 or 100 small businesses at any one time, well into the future,” said Jim Norris, Major Projects Director, Workspace Australia.
“We are looking forward to creating new employment opportunities through small business development in Mount Alexander Shire, and bringing new opportunities for training and practical work experience in partnership with Castlemaine Secondary College, the Hot Rod Centre and the community.”
“This is a great example of how the State Government through local members such as Maree Edwards, community groups and not for profit organisations can work together to ensure local assets continue to be of vital importance to the community after having served their original purpose,” he said.