Blue Mountains

Work Place Strategic Business Case

Blue Mountains City Council engaged HillPDA to assist in the preparation of the future workplace strategy and develop an initial business case that identifies a range of workplace options to position Council’s facilities and workspaces into the future. A Background Report was prepared that determined that Council’s existing administrative and operational facilities were at the end of their economic use and no longer fit for purpose. Twelve sites were assessed on how to best accommodate Council employees and the associated administrative services to enhance the efficiency of workplace operations and maximise the utilisation of Council facilities. The analysis also looked at the potential divestment of surplus Council owned assets to fund a workplace option.

A financial and non-financial assessment was undertaken to evaluate each option. HillPDA developed and implemented a rating matrix system to effectively assess multiple non-financial criteria. The higher the qualitative rating the better the outcome for Council and the community. The preliminary business case was prepared in line with NSW Treasury guidelines.

Our value add

HillPDA considered the factors which influence the economics of property development in each of the Town Centres. Site location assessment (including planning opportunities), market research and subsequent feasibility modelling was undertaken in relation to required floor space demand to ensure a holistic and commercially realistic outcome.


The outcome of this project is currently ongoing.


  • Strategic asset planning
  • Feasibility modelling
  • Market research
  • Hypothetical developments
  • Financial analysis

Client: Blue Mountains City Council
Project date: 2019


For more information, contact Sam Taylor, Associate

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