Earlier this week I presented at a forum on the Victorian Government’s new policy to support Enterprise Precincts as hubs for the emerging economy.
The policy is titled ‘Unlocking Enterprise in a Changing Economy’ and it can be found here.
My presentation identified nine new and emerging workspace models that I think are likely to grow in relevance for Melbourne's employment precincts.
Some attendees have asked me to share my presentation – you can find a link to it here.
The presentation outlines the changing workplace trends that are driving demands for new types of precincts and buildings in Melbourne. It also addresses various local development realities facing employment precincts in Melbourne, and it outlines how the new Commercial 3 zone might help facilitate new forms of mixed use employment developments.
The State government also announced the Brunswick Design District at the forum. The announcement is part of a state government pilot to encourage start-ups and other enterprise businesses and it involves RMIT University (including its Brunswick design campus), Moreland Council and government body Creative Victoria working together to encourage creative businesses to set up in the area. This comes hot off the heels of the recently announced Cremorne pilot project.
Echelon applauds the State Government for creating the new Commercial 3 zone tool and for the pursuit of new pilot programs in Brunswick and Cremorne.