Tasmania has always had a topsy-turvy approach to its public services, partly due to the decision to site the state's capital in the deep south of the state.
Despite about half of the state's population being well north of Oatlands, the concentration of government in the south is obvious. And that is a significant contributor to the population being concentrated in the south as well.
Anyone who wants to be part of that sector and those which work off the back of it needs to be within cooee of Hobart.
But that may be something that could change, depending on the response to a recommendation contained in the interim report from a review of the Tasmanian State Service.
The report has recommended a business case for regional office hubs be undertaken as a priority.
If the business case comes back in support of such hubs, it could see a greater decentralisation of the state service.
And that's probably only a bad thing if you are a well entrenched member of the public service in the south.
But for anyone who lives outside the Hobart bubble, it would appear to be a positive move.
It won't just have positives for the economies of the regions, as public servants are dispersed to work from further afield.
These people will also get a much greater appreciation of what it means to live in the regions, or outside the capital.
This should, ultimately, result in better decision making across the board when it comes to many government services and their delivery.
More voices around the table thinking of what this means in the more far flung parts of the state will help to include the entire Tasmanian population.
If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything positive, it has clearly demonstrated that we don't have to be tied to a desk in a central office to do our jobs.
Many organisations, public and private, have realised that a lot of people can be more productive working from outside the office environment.