About Guideline 1

Guideline 1: Planning is the first of 4 guidelines (Guideline 1: Planning, Guideline 2:
, Guideline 3: Fitout, and Guideline 4: Occupancy) that support the Office Accommodation Management Framework (OAMF). The OAMF integrates policies, process, activities and guidelines for agencies to:

  • establish office accommodation needs
  • acquire and fit out suitable space
  • use that space effectively
  • manage the accommodation-change (churn) process.


The purpose of this guideline is to:

  • demonstrate the relationship between the Department of Energy and Public Works (EPW) as office accommodation provider, and agencies as office accommodation users, in terms of the planning process
  • provide best practice advice to agencies to enable them to plan their office accommodation needs effectively
  • facilitate agencies' contribution to the whole-of-Government office accommodation planning process.


This guideline encompasses the process of office accommodation planning at individual agency level and at the whole-of-government level. This guideline focuses on assisting agencies to:

  • forecast changes to office accommodation demand to meet service-delivery change
  • integrate agencies' office accommodation demand into the whole-of-government strategic office accommodation planning process
  • identify office accommodation demand and cost as components of the resources required for service delivery.

This guideline also describes the planning process undertaken by EPW to:

  • manage its office building assets
  • developing integrated, whole-of-government office accommodation strategies for the Brisbane CBD and 18 strategically significant regional centres
  • managing its office accommodation information technology systems.

Supporting documents for Guideline 1: Planning

Practice note

Sample document

More information

Email the Queensland Government Accommodation Office at for more information .