Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

    More Government office savings

    21/02/2012 12:00 AM
    • Unused office space halved
    The percentage of unused State Government office space has more than halved under the Liberal-National Government.

    “In 2008, the percentage of vacant Government office space was 0.87 per cent, we are now between 0.18 per cent and 0.37 per cent,” Finance Minister Simon O’Brien said.

    “We have achieved this through better long term planning.

    “This planning is helping us getting closer to our goal of saving $25million per year on Government accommodation.”

    Key planks of the office master planning include:
    • Reducing occupancy density from 19 to 15 square metres per employee
    • The consolidation of Government accommodation into fewer buildings. 5,000 public servants from 17 locations and 22 agencies have been relocated under the master plan into Government-owned and long-term lease accommodation
    • Leveraging Government’s buying power to negotiate better rental rates.

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