Planning for the southern employment lands

Studies and strategy

In 2012, the City commissioned SGS Economics and Planning to prepare the City of Sydney employment lands study. The study assessed the long-term demand for industrial and business-zoned employment land within the City's local area.

The study was informed by extensive consultation with landowners and occupiers, adjoining communities, business operators and organisations with a strategic interest in the area, such as Sydney Airport and Port Botany.

In June 2013 the study and the resulting draft employment lands strategy were publicly exhibited to guide the preparation of new planning controls. Following further consultation and consideration of submissions, Council adopted the employment lands strategy in June 2014.

The strategy focuses on securing Sydney’s economic future by retaining essential employment lands and making space for more businesses and new jobs. The strategy also allows for some housing, including affordable housing, in suitable locations.

Planning controls

In June 2014 Council and the CSPC approved for public exhibition draft planning controls for the employment lands and supporting technical studies. Council also approved the preparation and public exhibition of a draft affordable housing program.

The draft controls and draft affordable housing program were publicly exhibited from November to December 2014. Following consideration of over 60 submissions Council and the CSPC adopted new planning controls in March 2015, including:

On 12 June 2015, Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 – Amendment 17 started. The accompanying amendment to Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 also started at that time.

The project chronology summarises the planning process for the employment lands.

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Council report: 24 March 2015 PDF 3.1 MB Download
Council and CSPC resolutions: 30 March and 26 March PDF 278.5 KB Download
Planning proposal: Adopted PDF 2.4 MB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix A – Planning proposal maps PDF 13.1 MB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix B – Employment lands study PDF 12.8 MB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix C – Employment lands strategy PDF 2.6 MB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix D – Summary of submissions to the draft employment lands strategy PDF 281.7 KB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix E – Drafting instructions PDF 193.7 KB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix F – Economic opportunities study PDF 1.5 MB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix G – Traffic and transport study PDF 3.0 MB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix H – Affordable housing needs analysis PDF 489.8 KB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix I – Southern employment lands infrastructure plan PDF 3.5 MB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix J – Employment lands affordable housing program PDF 1.3 MB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix K – Review of the NSW government's plan for growing Sydney PDF 1.2 MB Download
Planning proposal: Appendix L – Summary of submissions to the public exhibition of the draft planning proposal PDF 648.5 KB Download
Adopted DCP 2012 amendment PDF 4.4 MB Download
Appendix A: Adopted DCP map amendment PDF 17.7 MB Download
Southern employment lands urban design study PDF 4.1 MB Download
Gateway determination PDF 203.1 KB Download
Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 (Amendment No 17) PDF 176.9 KB Download
Project chronology PDF 88.6 KB Download
Employment lands map PDF 1.3 MB Download

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Last updated: Thursday, 26 November 2015