How a bureaucratic cull could hit Wellington's CBD

How a bureaucratic cull could hit Wellington's CBD
The recently completed 10,049-square-metre 40 Bowen St, Wellington, where professional services and government agencies rub shoulders. (Image: Precinct Properties)
Brent Melville
Government workers occupy about 362,000 square metres of office space in Wellington's central business district, or about 30% of the capital's total occupied workspace.Adding council and other localised government employees into the mix, there's a total of 523,000 sqm taken up, or closer to 43% of the total office footprint, research from commercial leasing group CBRE shows.Further reflecting the city's commercial reliance on its government workers, more than 27,000 of the nation's 60,078 civil servants are employed in Welli...

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