CITY of Greater Bendigo chief executive Craig Niemann has praised designs for the GovHub project.
Mr Niemann said the city had been involved in lots of conversations around the importance of the site and its surrounds, notably the Bendigo Town Hall.
"I think the architects have done a really good job," he said.
He said the designs, by Lyons Architects, sat well with the city centre plan and the associated expectations around building height.
Mr Niemann said local materials and products had also been factored into the designs.
"I hope the community has a good look at it," he said.
"It's great to see an image and some detail as to what it will look like."
Mr Niemann said the city's preparations for the GovHub were on track, with work underway to transform the Hopetoun Street offices into the sole customer service centre.
The city was also doing some work on parking within the precinct.
A Parking Futures Action Plan has been in the public domain since September.
"Council expects further feedback before Christmas," Mr Niemann said.
"There will be a lot of construction happening in this precinct at the same time."
He said the city was considering how people would do business in the area while projects like the GovHub, the new law courts and Bendigo TAFE works were underway.
No decisions have yet been made about the fate of the former Doherty's garage site, which the city has purchased.
The garage falls within an area long considered for parking opportunities.
FURTHER concept designs have been released for the $90 million Bendigo GovHub.
The designs provide an insight into plans for the four-floor building, ahead of planned construction mid next year.
The 1000-desk building will incorporate a large timber frame, which the state government anticipated would provide both construction and health benefits.
The artist impressions hint at building materials, including bluestone.
The state government said sustainability had been a focus, with features such as solar panels and water and energy monitoring systems built into the designs.
Plans for the GovHub include ground floor community spaces, a customer service area, a concierge, a cafe, and space for exhibitions.
The images unveiled today follow initial concept designs displayed during community consultation sessions earlier in the year.
Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards released the designs this morning outside the City of Greater Bendigo's Lyttleton Terrace offices - the site of the project.
"The Bendigo GovHub is a huge boost for our region - injecting $131 million into Bendigo's economy and supporting quality jobs for locals in regional Victoria," Ms Allan said.
Ms Edwards said the GovHub would be a precinct for the community.
"These artist impressions have been shaped by Bendigo people, and we're excited to bring the project one step closer to completion," she said.