Employment lands study - background paper
Council has commissioned SGS Economics and Planning Pty Ltd to prepare the City of Sydney Employment Lands Study 2012.
The purpose of the Study is to assess the long term demand for industrial and business zoned land in the City and make recommendations about future land use controls.
The Study will need to consider the interests of landowners who are seeking to redevelop industrial land for higher and better uses, as well as the need to ensure there is enough land in the City to accommodate the essential industries and services that support the City’s residents and businesses.
The Study Area is all of the land within the following zones in the draft Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2011 (draft Sydney LEP 2011):
- IN2 Zone - Light Industrial
- IN1 Zone - General Industrial
- B5 Zone - Business Development
- B6 Zone - Enterprise Corridor
- B7 Zone - Business Park
- The ‘deferred’ lands in the west of Green Square, which are shown in white on the map of the Study Area.
These zones are in Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Rosebery and Glebe. You can download a map of the Study Area below as a PDF document.
The City’s consultants have now completed a Background Paper which details the existing situation for employment and industrial lands. The Background Paper will inform a draft Employment Lands Strategy which will contain future land-use recommendations for the study area. The Background Paper is available for download.
The City welcomes your comments on the Background Paper. All submissions will be forwarded to the City’s consultants so that they may be considered in the preparation of the draft Employment Lands Strategy.
Submissions closed on Friday 21 December 2012.
The City’s consultant is now preparing a draft Employment Lands Strategy which will contain land-use recommendations for the study area. The draft Strategy will be reported to Council in 2013 and placed on public exhibition.
To clarify, this Study will not inform the draft Sydney LEP 2011. The LEP was adopted by Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee in March 2012 and was submitted to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure with a request that the Minister make the LEP.
Once the Employment Lands Strategy has been reported to Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee and publically exhibited, the recommendations of the draft Strategy may inform future amendments to draft Sydney LEP 2011 once it is made by the Minister.
This webpage will be updated as more details become available.
For more information please contact:
Senior Specialist Planner
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Last updated: Tuesday, 23 April 2013