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How Melbourne became a city of homebodies | Anna Spargo-Ryan

Working from home is cheaper, commute-free and warmer – and a lot of us are still unlearning the internalised fear of going outside People in Adelaide bloody love returning to the office. Figures released this week put them at the top of the table when it comes to office occupancy rates compared with pre-pandemic figures – with Brisbane trailing only slightly behind. Not so down here in Melbourne. In the city “On the Move” (do our number plates still say that? I haven’t been outside since March), office occupancy rates are wallowing around 48%. Both our peak days (57%) and low days (27%) are the lowest recorded. Here, in the same iconic place that brought you the Arts Centre spire and the final episodes of Neighbours, offices are still mostly empty. Continue reading...

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