New HQ for Telstra

Written on the 9 September 2009

TELSTRA has taken a 10-year lease on 1000sqm of office space at Bermuda Point, Varsity Lakes.

The telco has invested $9 million into its new Gold Coast headquarters, which brings together Telstra Country Wide, Sensis, Telstra Operations, Telstra Business and Telstra consumer teams.

Telstra operations manager Darren Whitney, says the relocation is about visibility and access to major transport nodes.

“It’s quite significant for us, moving out of Bundall and also our Ashmore site which were ageing facilities and under-utilised. Moving into a prominent new building at Bermuda Point is fresh and a wonderful environment for our staff,” he says.

“The key criteria for us with a sales-based workforce on the Gold Coast was accessibility and access to the M1 from north and south.
“It ticked all the boxes from a functional and operational perspective. It’s a significant investment in terms of time and dollars, so we are very happy with the selection we have made.”

The new Bermuda Point was opened by Telstra CEO David Thodey.
“It’s nice and central, you can set a new culture, people are interacting and we have really great technology. People are able to work more flexibly and I think that’s the sort of company we are,” says Thodey.

“The Gold Coast is growing region and is an important part of Telstra’s business in Queensland.”

Telstra Country Wide Area general manager Samantha Kennedy, says the move has been well received by the 160 staff who will work in the building.

“Telstra is the second largest employer on the Gold Coast, responsible for the employment of more than 1100 people in the region,” says Kennedy.

“It is great that we now have a single location for all of Telstra’s different businesses to coordinate all of our activity in the area.”
The space includes a curved glass façade that runs the whole length of the office with views across the lakes and Gold Coast Hinterland.

Other features include state-of-the-art conferencing facilities, modern meeting rooms and collaboration areas and a breakout area for informal meetings.


Latest News

CROMWELL CALLS FOR FULL DISCLOSURE FROM INVESTA

CROMWELL Property Group (ASX:CRM) has claimed Investa Office Fund (ASX:IOF) has not disclosed material information ab...

FRAUD CAUSES SILVER CHEF PROFIT SLIDE

EQUIPMENT financier Silver Chef (ASX:SIV) has seen its half-year profit slide due to fraud.

The Brisbane company r...

MEGAPORT QUADRUPLES REVENUE AND INVESTS IN EXPANSION

MEGAPORT (ASX: MP1) increased revenue 345 per cent to $4.46 million in the six months to 31 December 2016, the com...

IN-STORE VETS BOOST GREENCROSS' PROFIT

GREENCROSS Limited (ASX: GXL) shares lifted 5 per cent in trading today after the Brisbane-based company posted a ...

Related News

WHY EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANIES ARE BEATING ASX200 SHARE PRICES

EMPLOYEE-owned companies command a higher share price than their publicly listed peers, reaping a 17 per cent prem...

RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

UP TO 3.8 million Australian workers are fearful their job may soon be terminated by a robot, a new survey has shown....

LESS TALK, MORE SMALL BUSINESS ACTION IN 2017

THE future growth and prosperity of Australian SMEs could be undermined if governments lose sight of the sector...

TEST DRIVE A POST GRAD AT BOND

THERE'S only one way to really move your career into the fast lane, says Bond University, and 'test driving...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter