Toowoomba, known as the “Garden City” of Queensland, is a picturesque oasis situated on the Great Dividing Range. This thriving city boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and innovation, with its ever-evolving landscape. Surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Darling Downs and Toowoomba Range, the city has consistently drawn in an array of professionals seeking an enriching work-life balance in an idyllic setting. WOTSO is growing across Australia’s and more recently New Zealand’s suburbs and regions transforming buildings and spaces to be a hotel for businesses. WOTSO has recently opened a new space in the heart of Toowoomba on Margaret street adding to Toowoomba’s dynamic business landscape.
WOTSO, announced earlier this year that they would be venturing into Queensland’s “Garden City”. This exciting move introduces the 25th site to WOTSO’s ever-expanding portfolio and the eighth to be opened in 2023. As Toowoomba continues to grow and evolve, the launch of this new WOTSO space promises to provide a unique experience for flexible work dynamics.
WOTSO Toowoomba offers features and amenities tailored to meet the diverse needs of today’s professionals. WOTSO offers many different options for members including: Offices, coworking desks, meeting rooms, event spaces and virtual offices. This interconnected ecosystem opens up a world of possibilities for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small to medium-sized enterprises in Toowoomba. Toowoomba boasts a wide array of appealing features making it the second most populous inland city in Australia.
The latest data from February 2023, as reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, paints a compelling picture of Toowoomba’s employment landscape. Toowoomba, a thriving city in Southern Queensland, boasts a population of over 77,100 working individuals. Remarkably, this represents a significant increase of 4,100 employed persons over the course of a year, indicating a growth rate of 5.7%. What’s even more striking is the robust participation rate, standing at 60.2% in February 2023, reflecting a 1.8 percentage point rise over the year. This increased workforce participation signifies the city’s commitment to economic development and job creation, setting the stage for a dynamic and progressive business environment in Toowoomba. The arrival of WOTSO in Toowoomba is expected to help support this business environment and allow these businesses a different choice when it comes to office accommodation.
WOTSO COO and Joint MD Jessie Glew says “We are excited to join the Garden City community, celebrating the unique charm of this rural city. WOTSO Toowoomba is about being a hotel for businesses, providing Toowoomba with a different flexible form of office accommodation. It caters not only to the local Toowoomba community but also provides a welcoming space for clients and businesses travelling to Toowoomba”.
The launch of WOTSO’s new workspace in Toowoomba is another option for business office accommodation that is flexible, collaborative and more importantly a home for business. Providing flexible office accomodation in the suburbs and regions is critical to creating resilient communities and elevates the local business community by creating more opportunities for people to work locally rather than travelling to bigger cities.
Queensland Government Statistician’s Office 2023, Regional labour force – Toowoomba SA4