The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Customer Service Team will be relocating from the Market Arcade to the Kalgoorlie Town Hall in March, joined by the City’s Mayor and Elected Members, making the iconic heritage building a civic hub in the centre of town.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the move would complement the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre and help bring life back into the Kalgoorlie Town Hall, ensuring it will be open for tourists and other visitors throughout the day.
“Our aim is to make the Mayor and Councillors more accessible to the community, giving them a space they can meet with residents and community groups in the Town Hall,” he said.
“Having the Councillors and Customer Service staff based in the Town Hall alongside the Visitor Centre will see the building really come to life, rather than just being used for Council Meetings and the occasional function. It will be a bit of a one-stop-shop for civic matters.
“It’s been 16 years since we last had a cashier based at the Kalgoorlie Town Hall, and we expect this to be a first step towards reinvigorating the hall and helping bring new life to a really iconic part of the City’s history,” he said.
“It will make it easier to coordinate regular tours of the Kalgoorlie Town Hall, and opens up opportunities for other City business units to operate from there.
“We will also be relocating the City’s Healthy Communities, Place and Activation and Safer Streets teams from the Market Arcades to the Goldfields Arts Centre, where our Arts and Culture and Events teams are already based, which will see increased synergy between those business units.”
The relocation of the Customer Service and City Living teams out of the Market Arcade will not impact on City or Visitor Centre operations.