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Here you can read the latest international and national news of major developments in collaborative workspaces. We'll be sharing latest news and research for the project, as well as featuring guest posts by thought leaders in the coworking world.

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The Head Space Doonan

Coworking and business workshop space launches in Doonan, QLD

Digital Marketing Strategy Group (DMSG) has opened Creative Hub, a new coworking space in Doonan on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Creative Hub is for home-based businesses that need a more professional work environment. Members benefit from resources available to incubate new businesses. Owners Nicholas Rutland and Helen Zelinski expect the mix of users to include designers, […]

How Westpac is transforming its workplace

Westpac’s pilot WorkSmart floor in Sydney is a replica of the bank’s new technology-enabled offices in 130 Collins St Melbourne, which officially opened in February. Collins St formed the starting point for Westpac’s WorkSmart efforts. In 2012, ahead of the planned construction of two new big offices, the bank undertook a study of how staff […]

New creative coworking space to open in Maroochydore

Share Space, the newest coworking space to connect freelancers, virtual employees and savvy entrepreneurs is set to open its doors in Maroochydore CBD on 9 March. The space has been designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for affordable and flexible working environments on the Sunshine Coast, as it joins the likes of Noosa Boardroom (Noosa), Duke […]

Liberated Work white paper

Liberated Work white paper launch

Liberated Work explores the changing dynamics of the workforce, and how organisations and property groups can proactively address these opportunities. The white paper draws on first-hand experience from Hub Australia and CoActiv8 clients, and shares the results of the first national Hub impact survey and Smart Work Week.  It covers: How individuals are embracing new […]

BizDojo Auckland

BizDojo announces coworking joint venture in Queensland

BizDojo has announced a new partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) with the launch of a coworking space in Brisbane scheduled for mid-2015, followed by a series of centres throughout the State. New Zealand-based BizDojo cofounders Nick Shewring and Jonah Merchant will bring the culture of connectivity and community into Australia […]

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Employers still reluctant about remote working arrangements

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald says many employers are still squeamish about employees working remotely, despite the number of Australians working from home having doubled between 2001 and 2008, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Stefanie Kechayas, Senior ICT Advisor at Infoxchange, gives her tips for working remotely. She says the benefits in happier staff and […]

Connected Commuters report infographic

Better broadband will cut road congestion and increase worker flexibility: report

One in ten Australians surveyed would work from home more often if they had fast and reliable broadband, according to a new report commissioned by NBN Co, the company delivering the National Broadband Network (NBN). The findings also show that while three quarters of Australian workers surveyed believe the internet is important or vital to their […]