The Bethany Centre was chosen as Bethany played a central part in the ministry of hospitality to Jesus and disciples.
Bishop Vincent's hope is that the new building will also play a central part in the ministry to people in the Diocese of Parramatta.
Also, as the new workplace for staff, the Bethany Centre is seen as an expression of our Catholic values and our identity of sharing the Good News.
Yes, part of the consideration in the floor plans as be specifically around designing such space.
As such, we have “focus rooms”. These are small rooms which won’t be bookable, can be quickly accessed, and allow for privacy or silence and focus work where needed.
The new work stations will be 900mm deep, compared with many within our current building that are 750mm or 800mm deep. In addition we will be sourcing slimline screen mounts to ensure there is plenty of space to work ergonomically.
At this stage, most of Chancery and part of Level 4, 12 Victoria Rd (CEDP) will be moving to 470 Church St over the weekend 7 and 8 March 2020. The first day in the new office for these staff only is on Monday 9 March 2020.
Other staff will move at a later date that will be communicated once it is known.