Kota Iskandar (Johor state new administrative centre) is a 320-acre integrated development comprising Johor State and Federal Government offices, set amidst landscaped gardens and parks. Kota Iskandar’s milieu of state and federal government complexes within one area will contribute to facilitate the government machinery’s efficiency befitting the status of a modern and progressive administration. With improved facilities, connectivity and efficiency, the public sector administration will offer enhanced support to existing business within Nusajaya and to attracting companies that have greater positive impact on the economy and quality of life.
The components that will establish Kota Iskandar as the seat of Johor’s government are the Johor State Assembly, Chief Minister & State Secretary Complex, Dataran Mahkota Plaza and the State Government Departments Complex that will be completed during Phase 1. The development of the Federal Government Department Complex is scheduled for completion during Phase 3.
Kota Iskandar was launched by Johor Sultan Sultan Iskandar Ismail on 16 April 2009. Kota Iskandar will eventually house 76 state and federal agencies and have a total staff strength of more than 6,000. is a sprawling complex covering more than 130ha. It features a combination of Moorish and Andalusian architecture. The total development cost of Kota Iskandar is RM1.5bil and it will take several more years to be fully developed.