Governor opens new Annexe

The Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau ACThe 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.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

The Governor arrives for the official opening.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

Architect Peter Elliott discusses some of the features in the new building.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

Taking in views of the central courtyard, designed by TCL.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

Secretary of the Department of Parliamentary Services, Peter Lochert, continues the tour of the new rooftop garden.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

The Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau, officially opens the new Annexe.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

The Governor unveils the official plaque with Speaker Colin Brooks and President Bruce Atkinson.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

President of the Legislative Council the Hon. Bruce Atkinson MLC.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly the Hon. Colin Brooks MP.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

Premier of Victoria the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Matthew Guy MP.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

The Governor and Speaker Colin Brooks.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

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.

Official opening of the new Parliament House Annexe

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.


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