Relocations to Western Sydney and the Regions
Property NSW is implementing and monitoring the Government’s Decade of Decentralisation policy. The aim of the policy is to relocate public sector jobs from the Sydney CBD to metropolitan Sydney and regional locations with a particular focus on Western Sydney. The Government’s target is to relocate and consolidate more than 3,000 public servants to new offices in Parramatta, Liverpool, and Penrith to stimulate economic growth, long-term job generation and provide jobs closer to home.
Property NSW has specialist resources from our Leasing and Major Projects teams who are currently working closely with the nominated NSW Government departments to ensure their relocation requirements are met and Government’s targets are achieved. Property NSW has acted on a variety of matters relating to relocation including the following locations:
- FACS - Liverpool
- DFSI - Gosford
- Education - Parramatta
Our team has secured the largest ever government agency leasing commitment in Western Sydney, with more than 62,000 square metres of A-Grade office accommodation to be built by Walker Corporation at 4 Parramatta Square. The new building will accommodate at least 4,000 public service roles, including more than 1,600 Planning and Environment roles relocating directly from the Sydney CBD by 2019.
Property NSW undertook a market accommodation search and has secured 25,000sqm of office space for the Department of Education at 105 Philip St. The building is currently being developed by DEXUS and will be delivered for occupation in mid -2018.
Property NSW’s team also worked closely with Multicultural NSW on a plan to relocate Multicultural NSW from the Sydney CBD to Parramatta. This will result in a further 70 employees relocating out of the CBD during 2016/17. In total, GPNSW Leasing is currently involved in the relocation of around 3,070 jobs to new buildings in Western Sydney.
Our team sought proposals from the private sector to deliver a new building with a requirement for 5,000sqm of office space in Liverpool. A preferred party was selected and capital expenditure was approved to relocate functions of the Department of Family and Community Services to the new building. The new building is scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2017 and will house around 350 staff.
Our team sought proposals from the private sector to deliver a new building for Government Accommodation with a requirement for 5,000sqm of office space in Penrith. The Government continues to explore opportunities for the relocation of Government agencies to Penrith.