The new office of KPMG Geelong at 60 Moorabool was officially opened today with a ceremony attended by the firm’s clients, partners and staff together with representatives from the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and the wider business community.
Carmel Mortell, KPMG Victorian Chair was handed a message stick by Aunty Mary Shuttleworth to officially open the office. Andrew Yates, CEO KPMG Australia, Naomi Mitchell National Managing Partner Enterprise, and Paul Robson, Geographic Lead Geelong, were all in attendance.
Paul Robson said: “I am proud to be part of the 60 Moorabool ceremonies today to mark the KPMG Geelong office as officially open. Our firm sees an exciting and productive future here for the region and its people.”
He pointed to Geelong’s dynamic and fast-growing local business community and KPMG’s vision of bringing both local and global expertise and knowledge to regional Victoria in Geelong.
“KPMG has a very strong local and regional growth strategy aiming to support mid-market and larger medium sized businesses through a range of KPMG’s professional services,” said Mr Robson. “We also offer national and global reach with the ability to connect into a very strong network of services.”
The KPMG Enterprise division is dedicated to advising the mid-market, working with emerging entrepreneurs, family businesses, private clients, not for profits and fast-growing companies - helping to build and maintain successful organisations.
“Our focus is on solving problems for our clients and supporting their growth as well as providing capital city careers and being a good corporate citizen in Geelong,” Paul Robson said. “KPMG Geelong is recruiting in the local market in response to strong demand from businesses and also welcoming its first graduates from Deakin University early next year.”
“Geelong is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions,” he said. “The population for the region was almost 330,000 in 2021 and Geelong’s average Gross Regional Product per Capita at almost 5% is expanding faster than both the Victorian and national average. It has a significant number of growing enterprises especially in the local healthcare, property, education and manufacturing sectors.”
KPMG is proud to be a Corporate Plus Partner of the Committee for Geelong and members of both Geelong Manufacturing Council and Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong.
The City of Greater Geelong is currently forecast to reach 360,250 residents by 2036 with predictions that it will continue to evolve into a centralised cultural and lifestyle hub. Recent estimates have suggested Geelong’s growth will soon outstrip that of the Gold Coast.
About 60 Moorabool
60 Moorabool Street is a nine-level A-Grade office building designed by Cox Architecture, offering a state-of-the-art workplace with club-style end-of-trip facilities and basement car parking. The project has injected more than $50 million into Geelong’s local economy, engaging over 370 local workers on-site. The latest addition to Geelong’s skyline, it boasts 360-degree views of Corio Bay and surrounding parklands.
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