Employment lands

The City is retaining essential employment lands to make space for future industry, business and employment.

Until recently this strategically important land between the city centre and the airport was zoned for industrial purposes.

Changes in the economy mean there’s less demand for industrial-zoned land close to the city.

The City has applied new planning controls that will allow for more diverse business activity such as high tech industry, creative spaces and retail and distribution facilities. These activities require flexible places to grow near their customers at the airport and inner city.

Some industrial land has been retained to ensure industrial activities required near the city centre will remain.

Read more about the southern employment lands.