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the great room

Global coworking group to open its first flexible workspace in Australia

Seeking to capitalise on the continued preference for flexible working styles post-COVID, The Great Room by Industrious will open the doors to its new high-end, hospitality-led coworking space at Level 29, 85 Castlereagh Street in Sydney’s CBD in January 2024.

The space will deliver a full floor of premium coworking facilities over 1,200 square metres to cater to the city’s dynamic and ever-evolving workforce, with demand for coworking facilities rising to pre-pandemic levels.

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canberra innovation network

How this co-working space is helping four female founders flourish

Sometimes to flourish, you need to foster connection.

But if you run your own business, how do you get away from your dining table/couch/local coffee shop and find it?

At the Canberra Innovation Network coworking space, it’s not just flowers blooming this spring – the team there has front-row seats to the flourishing peer-to-peer collaborations between female founders.

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waterman workspaces in camberwell

Waterman Workspaces Launch New Center in Camberwell

Waterman Workspaces, a leading provider of flexible office and coworking space in Melbourne, has officially opened its newest workspace in Camberwell.

Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the stunning 1,475-square-meter workspace is situated within Camberwell Place shopping center, giving members unparalleled accessibility to the area’s retail, dining, and entertainment hub.

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hub australia, sydney

Boomeranging: Expat to Repat

When James Bingham the IT Project Manager left for London in 2014, little did he know that he would come back to Australia almost 8 years later with a new career in an industry that to this day, you can’t do a degree or course in.

Yet in a post COVID world, is now one of the most talked about subjects.

Workplace strategy.

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hub australia, sydney

New creative co-working space launches in Ballarat

Victoria’s network of creative spaces has grown with the opening of Ballarat’s new creative studios co-working space – the Ballarat Arts Incubator. A City of Ballarat initiative, backed by the Victorian Government, the Ballarat Arts Incubator comprises studios and workspaces and provides a homebase for a diverse group of local creative practitioners and businesses, working across screen, music, theatre, arts and more.

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Cowork spaces thrive in wake of lockdowns

The concept of coworking spaces in regional centres has seen a huge surge in the wake of COVID-19 induced lockdowns, with many Central Coast workers now choosing to work that way rather than face the huge commute to Sydney or Newcastle.

Mel Archer established her first coworking space, The Foundry, at Erina in November 2018 after returning from New York, wanting a fun, cool space to work away from home.

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JustCo to open Emporium co-working space despite office headwinds

Singaporean flexible workspace operator JustCo is set to open a co-working hub at the Emporium Melbourne, a multi-storey shopping mall located in heart of the CBD, even as the city experiences a slow return to office work.

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hub australia, sydney

Co-working office space is staging a comeback as demand rises

Co-working and hybrid workspace operators are seeing signs of recovery as local and offshore operators grow their footprint and occupiers target higher flexible space usage. Having been the darling of the office market before the pandemic, then hit hard when no one wanted to work near other people, the flexible office market footprint has increased by 2.1 per cent in the major east coast markets in the 12 months to June.

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The Commons has 90pc occupancy (and will hit $75m revenue)

After not paying themselves a wage for a year and cancelling luxuries such as Netflix to stay afloat during the pandemic, the co-founders of flexible workspace provider The Commons say they are now among the few operators turning a healthy profit – thanks in part to downsizing corporates.

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The Commons has completed the fit-out for two new Sydney sites in George Street and Surry Hills.

Each space has been designed by award-winning architects DesignOffice to meet the demand for premium shared workspaces. The opening of George Street’s fourth level marked a significant milestone for Sydney’s coworking sector. The $13 million flagship The Commons location – a record investment for the city – has shown the locally-owned operator’s confidence in the growing flexible workspace market.

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GCUC is headed back to Australia!

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between GCUC and Flexible Workspace Australia for an upcoming conference focused on the future of work and flexible workspace industry. The conference will be held on August 2nd and 3rd at Flex by ISPT- George Place and will bring together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts to explore the latest trends, technologies, and opportunities in the flexible workspace sector.

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workspace365 in geelong

Workspace365 officially open new site in Central Geelong

MORE than 80 people from the Greater Geelong business community turned out last Wednesday evening for the launch of Workspace365 Geelong, a new state-of-the-art serviced day office and coworking space.

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hub australia perth workspace

Hub Australia Increases National Footprint with First Perth Flexible Workspace and Landlord Partnerships

Australia’s premium flexible workspace and building hospitality provider, Hub Australia, is solidifying its position as the national leader in flexible workspace as it expands into the Western Australian market.

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B cycle battery

SALTO Oceania becomes a B-cycle-Accredited Battery Steward

SALTO Oceania is committed to environmental sustainability and is taking steps to reduce its impact on the environment. As such, SALTO Oceania is now a proud B-cycle-Accredited Battery Steward via the Battery Stewardship Council’s (BSC) B-cycle Scheme.

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Office Space Management in a Hybrid Working World

James Bingham is Director of Alidade Australia, whose mission is to enable the world in Hybrid work. His goal is to create a more efficient demand and supply real estate eco-system, using specialist occupancy simulation technology and a deep understanding of workplace and economics.

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20 Best Coworking Spaces In and Around Melbourne

UrbanList have a released their 20 best coworking spaces in Melbourne for 2023. Melbourne’s best co-working spaces have you covered, with lots of convenient, beautifully designed spaces around town.

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Liberty Becomes Happy and Launches a New Commercial Agency

The new parent company of Liberty Flexible Workspaces, The Happy Workplace Group, has launched a new commercial real estate business called Felix Real Estate. Felix aims to cover the market, from helping landlords add flex to their buildings to partnering with occupiers.

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creative cubes climate change hub in sydney

Australian Flexible Office Space Report March 2023

The Rubberdesk Flexible Office Space Report examines actual flex office availability and pricing as well as trends in Australia.

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creative cubes climate change hub in sydney

Flexible working to flourish in WA

Changing worker requirements are driving growth in Perth’s flexible workspace realm.

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creative cubes climate change hub in sydney

City of Sydney chips in $29m for new climate tech hub

The City of Sydney has chipped in $29 million to support the creation of a new city centre hub for technology start-ups working on products related to tackling climate change that will open in July. The new hub will be operated by Australian flexible workspace provider CreativeCubes

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IWG Spaces Nedlands

New flexible workspace to boost hybrid working opening in WA

To meet the increasing demand for hybrid working in the post-pandemic workplace environment, IWG is opening a new state-of-the-art flexible workspace in Nedlands, WA.

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hub australia box hill

Hub split to the suburbs with new Local range

Hub Australia has launched its suburban offering, Hub Local, in Melbourne’s Box Hill, providing the region with high-end workplaces closer to home designed by M Moser Associates.

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Kate Dezarnaulds Tree Change to WorkLife

Kate’s Story – How a tree change sparked a career change

When Kate Dezarnaulds upped sticks from her big-city life in Sydney to move to the South Coast of NSW, it was the start of a whole new career chapter. Now as the founder of WorkLife, she is building her own brand of fun, creative coworking spaces. This is her career change story.

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waterman workspace camberwell

Waterman Workspace Coming to Camberwell in 2023

A surging demand for flexible and coworking office space in Melbourne’s inner-eastern suburbs continues to fuel Waterman’s rapid expansion across the city’s premier shopping precincts. Today, the leading suburban flexible workspace provider announces its latest opening at ISPTowned Camberwell Place, located in one of Melbourne’s most in-demand eastern suburbs.

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wotso

Does office space still make sense? – IWG

With hybrid working becoming a permanent way to work, most companies are re-evaluating their office space.

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wotso

How Wotso boosted revenue with ‘co-working for bakers’

Co-working hub operator Wotso is riding the recovery in the flexible space sector – its revenue rose 21 per cent over the 2023 first half as occupancy strengthened – by expanding its model into the healthcare and hospitality industries.

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Australian Flexible Office Space Report December 2022

Rubberdesk’s Flexible Office Space Report examines actual flex office availability and pricing as well as trends in Australia.

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liberty workspaces exchange tower

Liberty Swoops On Exchange Tower

Liberty Flexible Workspaces has taken on 1,100sqm of fleixble workspace in Perth’s Exchange Tower, following Victory Offices liquidation.

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North Head WOTSO

Office Workers to Move into North Head

A few hundred locals will be using former military buildings at North Head as their office in 2023 as ‘WOTSO’ workspace ascends from the beachfront to the eastern hill.

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Allira Cundy EIBC

New Year – New Team for Eastern Innovation Business Centre

The Eastern Innovation Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Allira Cundy as the new Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Innovation, commencing January 23.

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will coworking survive?

Will co-working spaces survive? Five reasons why experts think 2023 is the year of flexible working

With lockdowns, mask mandates, and other restrictions an almost forgotten memory of 2020 and 2021, offices are making their comeback.

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hub australia

Hub Australia Named One of Australia’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2022

Hub Australia has been recognised as one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for Women™ in 2022, in a list put together by the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place to Work.

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flexioffice group

Three Coworking Firms Merge To Create “The Largest Network Of Coworking Spaces” In APAC

The Hive, Common Ground and The Cluster will come together as The Flexi Group, creating a portfolio of 45 locations across the APAC region.

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JustCo

JustCo Australia Welcomes New Members to its Latest Coworking Space on 135 King Street

JustCo Australia opens up its newest coworking space in the heart of Sydney, Australia’s central business district. 

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Why IWG May Get $1.5 Billion To Spin Off Instant Group

Price of potential sale of Instant Group signals IWG shares have been dramatically undervalued.

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WeWork roars back to life in Australia

Co-working giant WeWork is enjoying a resurgence of occupants in its Australian properties, as start-ups and corporates alike rush to book co-working spaces and respond to staffing demands for geographic flexibility.

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wework

Flexible Office is a Powerful Part of Workplace Strategy

A Cushman & Wakefield survey in partnership with WeWork, finds flexible offices are an important component of the workplace ecosystem.

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artworkspaces cairns

Cairns Coworking Hub Embraces Natural Surrounds with Realistic Timber Look Panels

Art Work Spaces, a coworking hub located in Cairns in far north Queensland, features realistic timber look panels on its facade to immerse gracefully into the surrounding natural environment.

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hub australia in newcastle

Hub Australia is Set to Go Regional With Hub Newcastle

Their newest site is slated to open in 2024, and marks the company’s first foray outside of a major city.

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liberty flexible workspaces

 Liberty Workspaces is now WA’s largest flexible workspace provider

Liberty Flexible Workspaces has taken over the 1400sqm Co.Lab space on Murray St, making it the state’s largest flexible workspace provider.

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hub richmond

Flexible Workspace Industry is Hindered By a Lack of Transparency

Clive Dale from Bioom believes that a fundamental shift in the flexible workspace industry needs to happen if it’s to realise its full potential as an integral part of the commercial real estate sector.

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the cluster

Flexi Group Launches Becoming the Largest Asia Pacific Flexible Operator

Following the merger of regionally recognised brands such as The Cluster, Common Ground and the Hive under the one umbrella, the Flexi Group has been launched, becoming the largest flexible workspace operator in Asia-Pacific.

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creative cubes richmond

Co-working Spaces Key to Helping Entrepreneurs Expand Networks

That is according to Adrian J. Stewart and Will Chan, who founded their company Scale Messaging after meeting at co-working space WeWork in Perth’s CBD in 2020.

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creative cubes richmond

CreativeCubes.Co in Great Places to Work, Best Workplaces List

FWA Member CreativeCubes.Co was included in the Micro Category Best Workplaces™️ List Australia 2022

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rubberdesk flex market report june 2022

Fiona Mayor from The Thrive Network on the Everything Coworking Podcast

Jamie Russo interviews Fiona Mayor, co-chair of FWA and finds out about SEO Magic, driving meeting room revenue and starting an industry association.

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rubberdesk flex market report june 2022

Spacecubed and Lottery West

This week, Innovation and ICT Minister Stephen Dawson presented a $5.9 million Lotterywest grant to Spacecubed at our 10th Anniversary celebration. This grant will allow Spacecubed to continue to provide positive change to WA’s innovation ecosystem over the next three years.

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rubberdesk flex market report june 2022

Australian Flexible Office Space Report June 2022

Rubberdesk’s Flexible Office Space Report examines actual flex office availability and pricing as well as trends in Australia.

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The Instant Group Hires Former PwC Real Estate Leader

Transforming spaces such as hotels, airline lounges, and vacant retail storefronts, Craig Hughes will seek to expand hybrid work environments.

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Demand Driven Expansion Continues For The Executive Centre In Sydney

The Executive Centre (TEC) will open a new flagship Centre by mid-2022 in the heart of CBD Sydney with a focus on sustainable design and community.

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SALTO And Coworkies Launch A Coworking Book Together

SALTO Systems (which delivers advanced, flexible, and secure access control solutions for all types of industry applications) has teamed up with Coworkies (a networking company for coworking space members) to launch a new book.

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Hub Australia Has Achieved The WELL Health-Safety Seal For Six Locations

The WELL Health-Safety Rating helps us form protocols to keep our spaces clean, provide essential health services, and communicate our health and safety efforts to our members, guests, and staff.

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The Instant Group Merges With Coworker.Com

The Instant Group, which last month merged with IWG’s digital assets and also acquired Davinci, has merged with Coworker.com – a global marketplace for coworking spaces.

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A New Flexible Workspace Hub In Brookvale Is About To Open Its Doors

A new flexible workspace hub from WOTSO Workspace is about to open its doors to the hordes of Northern Beaches workers no longer keen on the commute and for whom work from home has lost its shine. The space at ‘silicon Brooky’, at 2 Ada Avenue Brookvale.

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Rooftop Bar, Infrared Sauna: Offices Go For Lifestyle To Win Back Tenants

The co-working sector is bouncing back as landlords emulate hotels with lifestyle amenities to lure tenants and employees back into the office. Embracing the new push to fill empty office floors, global real estate firm JLL has partnered with developer Goldfields in Melbourne to launch the first floor of luxurious The Loft in May.

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IWG And The Instant Group Will Merge Digital Assets

This new merger reflects a shift in the workspace industry, which sees landlords trying to recover from the pandemic, while tenants reconsider their office footprint.

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Bioom

3 Obstacles To Near-To-Home Workspace Becoming A Pillar Of Hybrid Workplace

For many employers, near-to-home workspace will be a vital component of their hybrid workplace planning. Here, we examine how ready the Australian market is to support its implementation. 

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Australian Flexible Office Space Report March 2022

Rubberdesk’s Flexible Office Space Report examines actual flex office availability and pricing as well as trends in Australia. It gives prospective tenants the best snapshot of the whole market with which to start their search for offices.

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Chinachem Group Launches Flexible Workspace in Partnership with the Hive

Leading Hong Kong-based property developer, Chinachem Group, has announced a new partnership with internationally renowned workspace operator, the Hive, welcoming a new trend many global corporations are shifting their workplace strategy towards hybrid working.

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Recording studio in Melbourne's West

Dedicated recording studio for businesses in Melbourne’s West

Businesses wanting to create professional video and audio content, without having to invest in their own equipment or studio, can now access a professional recording studio conveniently located at Business Addicts Coworking on Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing.

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Salon Lane St Leonards Launch

Salon Lane is an innovative workspace solution designed specifically for independent hair and beauty professionals. Salon Lane are opening their second space in the heart of Sydney’s lower north shore. 

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Essensys

essensys Welcomes New Hires In The APAC Team

Sean Lucas as Head of Sales, ANZ, and Angie Wong as Head of Human Resources, APAC. As the key sales lead for the ANZ business, Sean will build relationships with focused clients in Australia and New Zealand, while Angie will lead and manage HR projects and operations across the APAC region for essensys.

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Samantha Davies - Platypus Coworking

Insight Into Platypus Coworking:A One-To-One With Ballarat’s Coworking Space Founder

For Samantha Davies, founder of Platypus Coworking, the idea of a coworking space went beyond an open office area with “hot desks”. Sam envisioned a modern space, you can comfortably call your “business home”, providing the opportunity to connect and collaborate, network and engage with other like-minded business owners and professionals in the Ballarat area.

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