300 ABC staff will move to Sydney’s West by 2024

The ABC will relocate 300 of its employees from Ultimo to new facilities in Parramatta.

It is unclear which teams or staff will be moved at this early stage, though in a memo today, Managing Director of the ABC, David Anderson, told staff that the move is expected to be finalised by 2024.
The first step in the move will be to identify premises to meet their requirements with a tender for a property advisor to be released.
The new facilities are expected to include both radio and TV studios along with a public space for community engagement.
The move to Parramatta is part of the ABC’s five year plan to see 75% of content makers moved outside of Ultimo by 2025,

The Minister for Communications Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, has welcomed the move and says, “I welcome today’s announcement that the ABC will move up to 300 staff to Parramatta. This is a good first step. Parramatta will be a considerably more convenient location for people who live in many parts of Sydney that today are underrepresented at the ABC, particularly Western Sydney.  
More diversity of people will mean more diversity of opinion amongst ABC staff and journalists, and any objective observer would agree that can only be a good thing. The ABC has editorial and operational independence and decisions on property matters such as this are matters for ABC board and management.”




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