Smart work hubs
The NSW Government's Smart Work Hub Pilot Program was a twelve-month research project that supported the establishment and operation of five smart work hubs in areas with large commuter populations.
Five pilot locations were chosen in Western Sydney and the Central Coast:
All five smart work hubs established under the pilot have continued to operate after the pilot program ended, providing flexible working facilities in their regions.
The pilot showed a significant reduction in commuter times and distance for the users. It also demonstrated a wider potential user base, from small businesses and entrepreneurs to large corporations.
The Smart Work Hub Pilot Program was designed to test the viability of the business operating models.
Co-working in NSW has grown significantly since the beginning of the Smart Work Hubs Pilot Program, with numerous facilities cropping up across Sydney and the regions. The Shared Work Hubs Association was launched to support this budding industry.