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  • Accommodation

    We are implementing a national property strategy to deliver consolidation of sites, a more cost effective management of the portfolio and a reduction of work point holdings. This assists us to meet Commonwealth targets for space management and environmental sustainability and has helped us to reduce our vacancy rate from 21% in 2009 to 14% as at 30 June 2013.

    We base our accommodation supply on workforce planning data and future business requirements. Accordingly, we have made significant changes to our accommodation this year, with a number of new and renegotiated leases and new buildings.

    Working closely with the Department of Finance and Deregulation and the Australian National Audit Office, we contributed to the effort to manage and generate efficiencies across the Commonwealth property portfolio. For example, we consolidated a number of sites and made better use of space in order to meet Commonwealth targets.

    We currently have 63 properties in our portfolio, comprised of:

    • 11 central business district offices – in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth
    • 8 suburban offices – Hurstville, Parramatta, Penrith, Chermside, Upper Mt Gravatt, Box Hill, Moonee Ponds, Dandenong
    • 9 regional offices – Newcastle, Wollongong, Albury, Townsville, Southport, Geelong, Burnie, Launceston, Darwin
    • 18 outposts – offices are across all states and territories
    • 2 shopfronts – Canberra and Sydney
    • 4 store sites – Mitchell, Prospect, Eagle Farm and Campbellfield
    • 3 subleased sites – Canberra, Melbourne and Perth
    • 8 collocation sites – Albury, Rockdale, Chatswood, Penrith, Biggera Waters, Geelong, Launceston and Joondalup.

    Workforce by location, as at 30 June 2013

    Workforce by location, as at 30 June 2013

    Workforce by location
      At 30 June 2013
      No. %
    New South Wales 7,542 30
    Victoria 5,855 23
    Queensland 4,174 17
    Australian Capital Territory 3,105 12
    South Australia 2,154 9
    Western Australia 1,268 5
    Tasmania 965 3.9
    Northern Territory 30 0.1
    Last modified: 07 Oct 2014QC 42658