Now that it is heading for a lovely Friday afternoon, many public servants will be preparing to retire to their various dark or cramped social function rooms at around 3-4pm to knock back a couple of beers with their colleagues. The trestle tables will be out and the plug in radio fired up with a mix CD.
So spare a thought for Department of Industry staff in Civic. Their lovely new environmentally friendly building hosts a full on bar and function room with a balcony on the tenth floor featuring lovely views over Civic. The bar is illuminated with overhead lighting and the social function room attached contains table soccer, a pool table and a projection theatre screen. The bar serves the usual beers or can make you a wide range of mixed drinks.
Will it all be converted into office space in the years ahead or set the benchmark for other departments?
Or am I wrong in guessing DITR has the best social facilities?