As a small business owner, freelancer and coworking advocate, I've enjoyed watching the emergence of a bigger range of options here in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW, with a nod to those who've helped to set up the pattern in other cities, or who are tracking the change in facility focus with new ways of working.
The Hunter and Central Coast have some great options for visitors to the region, or for freelancers who need to get out and connect with others, seeking serendipitous collisions and encounters that can create new business opportunities, or to expand your network of trusted associates. Whilst we do that in part with our DigitalMakers Meetup, others have set out to create compelling new workspaces that are worth a closer look. We run a little GoogleMap to track where they're popping up, with a bit more of a focussed regional perspective - there's also a bigger one done by StartUpAustralia at http://startupaus.org/resources/coworking/.
- www.innx.com.au (CoWorking Space)
- www.theroostcreative.com.au (CoWorking Space)
- www.slingshotters.com (Startup Accelerator)
- The Business Centre (Regional business support - Newcastle + Central Coast)
- www.theproductionhub.com.au (CoWorking Space)
- Eighteen04 (CleanTech focussed Incubator/CoWorking Space)
- Three76Hub (UoN Incubator + CoWorking Space)
- Dantia Smart Hub (DaSH) (CoWorking Space - Charlestown)
- www.nexushub.com.au at North Wyong
- Gosford Smart Work Hub at Gosford
- SparkCC Makerspace at West Gosford
For more on why that matters, you might like to check out http://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/News-and-events/News/News-archives/2014/UK-firms-embrace-remote-working-to-stay-competitive-/