Strategic review: southern enterprise area

A key focus of the review will be to support the long-term economic viability of all enterprise areas in the city.

Project Status: Planned

What we’re doing

The southern enterprise area (formerly known as the southern employment lands) are some of the most strategically located enterprise and economic areas in Australia, being of local, metropolitan, state and national economic significance. They host regional and global roles and connections, being only 3km south of the Sydney city centre and even closer to Sydney Airport and Port Botany.

The area contains 60% of the district’s enterprise zone and business park zoned land and 11% of all industrial and urban services lands in the district – accommodating high-value sectors including transport and logistics, manufacturing, information media, creative services and professional services.

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

We are currently reviewing the strategy. A key focus of the review will be to support the long-term economic viability of all enterprise areas in the city. This involves retaining and managing the southern enterprise area for industrial and urban services uses while enabling new business opportunities, which reinforce the economic role of the Green Square-Mascot strategic centre. We will also be undertaking precinct-based planning to investigate appropriate land use and built form controls to facilitate desirable non-residential uses within business park zoned land in north Alexandria.

The new enterprise area strategy will be informed by consultation with landowners and occupiers, adjoining communities, business operators and organisations with a strategic interest in the area. This page will be updated when the revised strategy is finalised and adopted by Council.