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Inland Revenue has continued to make changes in our workplaces to reflect our changing needs and support flexible ways of working. We're determining how to implement our commitments to reduce carbon emissions and office waste in our property fit-outs.

We're redesigning some workplaces to help our people operate efficiently, effectively and safely, regardless of location. First up is the Asteron Centre in Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington, which is undergoing a seismic upgrade and being refitted to provide a more collaborative and flexible environment.

We're making improvements to selected sites to ensure they are fit for purpose and facilitate co-location with other agencies. We're also completing a programme to improve the security and operation of our front-of-house facilities.

As we've become a smaller organisation, Inland Revenue has continued to consolidate and reduce our property footprint, as the graphic below shows. As leases allow, we'll keep taking opportunities to do this when it fits with our workforce planning. People from other government agencies also share space in 10 of our sites around the country.

Consolidating our property footprint

  • The net area that Inland Revenue leased in 2021-22 was 79,027m2. Down from 90,173m2 in 2017-18.
  • Our net rental costs in 2021-22 were $31.4 million. Down from $34.4 million in 2017-18.

Our net areas leased and rental costs exclude co-locations and subleased spaces.

How we performed

We monitor a number of indicators that tell us how our property portfolio and workplaces are performing against organisational goals and government guidelines. These focus on ensuring:

  • our building environments are compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Building Act 2004
  • we meet government property building utilisation guidelines and initiatives
  • we have a cost-effective and safe vehicle fleet.

This year, COVID-19 related restrictions and physical distancing requirements meant some activities related to compliance checks were suspended. We've worked proactively with landlords to complete remaining checks.

Utilisation of our metro buildings this year was not always at our target. Three properties had surplus space to accommodate the Madison contingent workforce to help manage the Cost of Living Payment. We continue to look for opportunities for other agencies to co-locate with us where we have surplus capacity.

The pandemic has continued to impact the way we travel and interact with customers, which contributed to lower utilisation of our vehicles. We're engaging with our people to gauge future demand and determine the right size of the vehicle fleet.

Our key workplace asset measures (unaudited)

  • 74% of legislative compliance requirements met by their due date against a target of 100%. Down from 89% in 2020-21.
  • 96% of non-legislative compliance requirements met by their due date against a target of 100%. Down from 98% in 2020-21
  • 77% of metro buildings where the utilisation is no more than 16 square metres per person at 30 June 2022 against a target of 100%. Down from 80% at June 2021.
  • 7% of utilisation of bookable vehicles against a target of 45%. Down from 16% in 2020-21.
  • 100% of bookable vehicles that have safety checks completed by their due date against a target of 100%. The same as 2020-21.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2022
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