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Digital Hub at The Well

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Council will open a new Digital Hub, featuring a modern and accessible co-working space at The Well in Smythesdale, and is now seeking feedback from potential Digital Hub users to ensure the co-working space meets the wants and needs of our residents.

Digital Hub at The Well Golden Plains Shire Council



The Shire's first co-working space will have fast and reliable NBN internet and strong mobile phone coverage, at the busy community facility in the north of Golden Plains Shire.

As part of Council’s COVID-19 business support measures, Golden Plain Shire residents and businesses will have free access to the Digital Hub for the first 12 months of operation. With easy parking and open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, the Digital Hub will offer a comfortable and contemporary alternative to working from home.

Council is committed to supporting local business and the Digital Hub is a viable workplace option for both home-based business operators and employees who have a long commute, particularly those seeking strong, reliable connectivity or wanting to collaborate with others in a bright, professional workspace.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

Engagement for this project has now closed. We will continue to provide updates on the project as it progresses.

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

As final additions are made to the workspace, Council is asking potential uses of the Digital Hub to complete a quick survey to determine the most popular requests for the new space and to ensure the fit-out of the hub matches the needs of our local businesses and employees. Options include private office space, group meeting space and sound-proof booths for Zoom meetings and confidential phone calls.

The survey is available to download here and at the link below, or a hard copy of the survey can be collected at Council’s Customer Service Centres at 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale and 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn.


Completed surveys can be emailed to [email protected], mailed to Golden Plains Shire Council, PO Box 111, Bannockburn, VIC 3331 or returned in-person to a Council Customer Service Centre.

The survey closes at 5pm, Tuesday 23 March, 2021.

There will also be two Open House sessions at the Well, inviting residents and potential users to view the Digital Hub space and share their needs for a co-working space:

  • 4 to 6pm, Thursday 18 March
  • 10am to 12pm, Saturday 20 March

What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

Council will consider the feedback from the survey as it plans the final layout of the co-working space. The new Digital Hub is scheduled to open mid-2021.


9 March 2021

Survey Opens

18 March 2021

First Open House (4pm to 6pm)

20 March 2021

Second Open House (10am to 12pm)

23 March 2021

Survey Closes


Digital Hub opens

Contact Information

Mark Bruty
Events & Engagement Officer
5320 7111
Project Category: 
Economy and Tourism
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Project Status: 
Updated Project
Council will open a new Digital Hub, featuring a modern and accessible co-working space at The Well in Smythesdale.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.