- Government on track to deliver $25m p.a. savings on office accommodation
Today marks an important milestone in the State Government’s policy to save $25million a year on office accommodation.
“The Liberal-National Government has gone to the market seeking proposals for up to 35,000sqm in the City of Stirling to accommodate the Department of Commerce as the anchor tenant,” Finance Minister Simon O’Brien said.
“This is the next step in the Government’s long-term strategy, Directions 2031 and Beyond, and will help to identify potential accommodation solutions for the Stirling Precinct.”
On June 27, 2012, the next phase of the Office Accommodation Master Plan was announced. This builds on the success of the first phase of the strategy which commenced in early 2010 and involved the consolidation into fewer buildings of about 5,000 public servants from 23 agencies across 18 locations.
Phase 2 continues with the consolidation of office space in the Perth central business district and will focus on the decentralisation of a number of agencies into metropolitan activity centres.
“This is consistent with the objective to reduce long-term office accommodation costs, while at the same time improving the quality and access to State Government services,” Mr O’Brien said.
“This long-term strategic planning will ultimately save the taxpayer millions of dollars.”
An expression of interest (EOI) will be used to inform the development of a business case, which will be considered by Government in 2013. A key focus of the EOI process is to identify interested parties to partner with Government, with a view to developing sustainable office accommodation solutions.
Briefing to be held 2pm October 17 at Optima Centre, 16 Parkland Road, Osborne Park
- EOI was advertised this morning on the Dept of Finance’s Tenders WA website -
Minister's office - 6552 5800