Governor opens new Annexe
The evolution of Parliament House continued today with the official opening of our new Annexe by the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC.
Built over a two year period and coming in on budget, the Parliament House Annexe provides much needed office space for parliamentarians and replaces temporary offices that had passed their use by date.
Designed by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design, with landscaping by TCL, the Annexe is a contemporary companion building to Parliament House.
It has been designed to a 5 Star Green Star level and incorporates a range of measures to boost its sustainable attributes, including a geothermal exchange system that provides energy and cost savings.
Legislative Council President Bruce Atkinson, Legislative Assembly Speaker Colin Brooks, Premier Daniel Andrews, and Leader of the Opposition Matthew Guy took part in the official ceremony, with MPs, parliamentary staff and media in attendance.
They congratulated all who had brought the project to successful fruition, including the architects, landscapers, builders and the team at Parliament House, led by staff from the Department of Parliamentary Services.
The Governor arrives for the official opening.
Architect Peter Elliott discusses some of the features in the new building.
Taking in views of the central courtyard, designed by TCL.
Secretary of the Department of Parliamentary Services, Peter Lochert, continues the tour of the new rooftop garden.
The Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau, officially opens the new Annexe.
The Governor unveils the official plaque with Speaker Colin Brooks and President Bruce Atkinson.
President of the Legislative Council the Hon. Bruce Atkinson MLC.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly the Hon. Colin Brooks MP.
Premier of Victoria the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP.
Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Matthew Guy MP.
The Governor and Speaker Colin Brooks.
The official party: Architect Peter Elliott, Mr Anthony Howard QC, Premier Daniel Andrews, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, President Bruce Atkinson, DPS Secretary Peter Lochert, Speaker Colin Brooks, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Colin Brooks, former Speaker of the Assembly Christine Fyffe, President of the Legislative Council Bruce Atkinson, former Speaker of the Assembly Ken Smith.
- Published: Wednesday, 08 August 2018 15:21