Panic engulfs leaders as vacant offices hulk across Melbourne

Melbourne’s CBD is in crisis as COVID-19 and the shift to working from home (WFH) has collapsed visitor numbers by an estimated 95%.

This has left office buildings empty and gutted surrounding businesses reliant on the people flow.

With business leaders and the Melbourne City Council concerned that WFH could become permanent, they have devised a plan to convert empty office space into apartments in a bid to revitalise the CBD:

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