GOVERNMENT

The NSW Government will relocate more than 4200 public service roles from the Sydney CBD to Western Sydney by 2021 as part of its ‘Decade of Decentralisation’ initiative. More than 1800 public sector roles have already relocated since 2011.

Architectural rendering of the new Civic Building at 5 Parrmatta Square enjoyed by patrons at dusk eating and drinking in the public domain, cafes and restaurants
Image of Town Hall from Centenary Square looking on background construction of Parramatta Square looming above

Parramatta Is The Ideal Choice For Relocation

NSW Government agencies moving to Parramatta

Significant investment in major infrastructure such as the Parramatta Light Rail, Sydney Metro West project, the new Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Bankwest Stadium, and its geographic location makes Parramatta an ideal place to establish a hub for public sector workers to live, work and play. 

The Government wants to secure up to 45,000 square metres of leased office space in Parramatta from 2022 to accommodate more than 4000 workers under an initial 10-year lease. 

The Government has leased 25,000 square metres of office space at 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta, for the Department of Education. 

In late 2019, a further 65,000 square metres of office space at 4 Parramatta Square was occupied by:

  • Department of Planning, Industry & Environment
  • Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Image of public domain below #4 and #6 Parramatta Square which will be home to more than 4000 government employees

Local Economy Boost

Moving agencies away from the Sydney CBD

The flow-on benefits from the relocation will be many. It will have a positive impact on local business, stimulating Parramatta’s economy. And by bringing jobs closer to home, it will reduce congestion on roads and public transport. 

There are also significant cost savings in leasing office space away from the Sydney CBD. Recent Property Council of Australia data shows Parramatta office rents are as much as half of those in the Sydney CBD. 

Under the Decade of Decentralisation policy, the Government has committed to reducing its CBD office space holdings by at least 100,000 square metres by 2021. It’s CBD office space will reduce as jobs and government agencies relocate to other metropolitan and regional areas such as Parramatta. 

The Government’s office footprint in Parramatta could match the Sydney CBD by 2022

The Government currently leases around 147,000 square metres of office space in Parramatta compared to about 285,000 square metres in the Sydney CBD. 

 

Learn more about the Government’s Decentralisation Policy. 

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