The WA Government committed to 1800sqm in the first commercial building in Karratha with the intention to co-locate ten State Government agencies from their existing leased and owned accommodation. Their aim was to establish new accommodation that maximised the use of shared facilities to create a single point of public access to the services of these agencies in the revitalised heart of Karratha.
Extensive stakeholder engagement and several interviews and coordination workshops were held to ensure all ten agencies were included in the discussions and decision making process.
Controlled open plan work areas were introduced rather than indiscriminate vast open office areas. Hot-desking zones were allocated based on department locations and requirements. A large learning and sharing space was established as part of the shared facility requirement as well as remote community engagement and communication from the regional centre.