Victorian Return to Office Plan is welcomed news

The Property Council of Australia welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of a clear return to office pathway.

Victorian Interim Executive Director, Matthew Kandelaars, said that the Government’s changes were common sense, but will bring a sigh of relief to many Victorian businesses doing it tough.

“Today’s further increases to maximum office occupancy, the inclusion of a clear pathway for the return of the public sector and the relaxation of face mask rules within the office brings clarity for Victorian businesses as they plan ahead for 2021,” said Mr Kandelaars.

“These changes will bring greater vitality and economic activity to Melbourne’s CBD. It is a shot in the arm for a region that contributes seven per cent of national GDP and accounts for around one quarter of the Victorian economy.”

The Property Council has worked closely with the Government in its advocacy for a safe and workable plan to bring people back to the office – it will continue to do so on next steps and implementation.

“We’ve long called for a clear return to office plan and we’re pleased to see that delivered,” said Mr Kandelaars.