13 February 2023
Islanders are being asked to give feedback on the Government of Jersey buildings they use, as part
of work to ensure the properties are suitable for the services run from them.
The Property Holdings team are developing a 20-year plan to set out how the portfolio can be
adapted to best meet the needs of Islanders. This is part of the Island Public Estate Strategy.
A public survey has gone live today, 13 February, asking for views on how suitable Government of
Jersey buildings are. It asks questions about lighting, noise, layout, and accessibility, for example.
Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Tom Binet, said: “We need to ensure the Government’s buildings
are suitable and up to scratch so that we can provide services to Islanders to the highest possible
standards. It makes such a difference to users and staff if our buildings are of the right calibre,
comfortable and easily accessible.
“Some of our buildings are in good condition, whilst some are not quite so good. We’re doing this
survey to find out what Islanders think, and what ideas they have for improving the buildings. One
of my priorities is to ensure effective and efficient coordination across our estate, and to make sure
we have a good understanding of the investment needed.
“I encourage Islanders to use this opportunity to tell us which of our properties are working for
them and which aren’t.”
The survey, which runs until Tuesday 11 April, can be accessed on the Government's consultation website. Posters are also going up in Government buildings with a QR code to make it as easy as possible
for Islanders to have their say.
A separate internal survey for Government of Jersey employees is running at the same time.