ATO to Anchor Massive Adelaide CBD Office Building

A NEW $200 million office building will be developed in Adelaide, after the Australian Taxation Office agreed to be anchor tenant.

The ATO, which also recently anchor tenanted a Melbourne building some say it didn’t need, will occupy 30,000 square metres of a building at Franklin Street, being developed by Western Australian based Aspen Group.

Aspen’s Tower 8 project will be bound by Waymouth, King William Flinders and Bentham streets, according to Adelaide Now, which announced the deal yesterday.

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ATO Renews Lease at Major Moonee Ponds Office, Melbourne

CHARTER Hall Office REIT has signed the Australian Tax Office to renew its lease at a prominent Moonee Ponds office tower.

The ATO has occupied the entire 22,000 square metre, seven level building (pictured, right) since it was developed in 1991. The office is near the Puckle Street retail strip, identified by previous governments as a prime activity centre in the north-west.

ATO’s lease was due to expire in 2013. It has now extended that until February 2020.

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Billionaire Lang Walker Snares ATO as Docklands Tenant

Lang WalkerTHE Australian Taxation Office has pre-committed to an unbuilt 38,000 square metre office building in Melbourne’s waterfront Docklands precinct.

Billionaire Sydney-based developer Lang Walker will build the $250 million office, which will be substantially bigger than the ATO’s original 25,000 square metre requirement. The ATO also operates from offices at Casselden Place, expiring 2017, and La Trobe Street.

It’s hoped the ATO building will start a development boom within the Village Docklands precinct, and within the wider Docklands area.

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