What are the alternatives?
A lot of people have taken to working from a café, and while this is comfortable, it is not the best option for the café owner and other patrons of the café.
What is co-working?
Co-working is when different business owners and professionals share office space. It creates a collaborative environment and a sense of community which you may not get from working in isolation.
A serviced office offers the tenant a traditional office set up, and additionally offers virtual or shared reception services, a physical address for the business, regular operations expected in an office — printing, board and seminar rooms, catering, parking, cleaning, technology, and other services and sometimes even social activities. These are usually fee-for-service offerings additional to a periodic rent of an office.
Incubators are like a co-working space but usually offer an advanced level of business assistance (in particular to start-ups) with mentoring, investment options, and other product development and scale-up support.
Glen Eira City Council has four major libraries – Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick and Bentleigh (currently located at McKinnon due to redevelopment).
Common facilities at the libraries are:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Recharge point for wheelchairs and scooters
- eWaste recycling station (not at McKinnon)
- Study areas
- Lounge areas
- Open after hours and holidays (closed public holidays)
- Programs and activities for participation
- Free access
If you operate a co-working space and want to speak to us, contact Council's City Economy and Place Making Team on 9524 3333.
There are several privately run co-working spaces operating in Glen Eira or nearby.