Strategic review: southern enterprise area

Project Status: Closed

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’re reviewing the employment lands strategy and the planning controls that apply to the City’s enterprise areas. 

The enterprise area review planning proposal, publicly exhibited in late 2021, included appropriate land use and built form controls to facilitate desirable non-residential uses within business park zoned land in North Alexandria. The planning proposal was informed by a separate urban design study for North Alexandria.

These controls were adopted by Council in May 2022 and are now in the process of being finalised.

The NSW Government is currently undertaking significant review of its employment lands policies. Given the shifting policy landscape, it is not appropriate at this time to propose for public exhibition an updated enterprise area strategy until key NSW Government policies have been resolved. The City of Sydney Employment Lands Strategy 2014–2019 will continue to guide development in the City's enterprise areas until an updated strategy is prepared, publicly exhibited and approved by Council.

Late-2021 consultation

Between 15 November 2021 to 13 December 2021 we sought your views on the draft Planning Proposal and draft development control plan for the North Alexandria precinct. Contributions to that consultation are closed. The information below is for historical purposes only.

Documents (archived)

Planning proposalPDF · 12.93 MB · Last modified
Draft development control planPDF · 14.89 MB · Last modified
SGS economics and planning reportPDF · 7.13 MB · Last modified
North Alexandria urban design studyPDF · 13.01 MB · Last modified
The southern enterprise area is bordered in the north-east by McEvoy Street, Wyndham Street, Botany Road, O'Riordan Street to Collins Street, east along Beaconsfield Street, Queen Street, Mentmore Avenue, Rothschild Avenue and Durdans Avenue, south along Gardeners Road and Canal Road to Sydney Park Road and Euston Road in the west. The north Alexandria study area is bordered by Bowden Street to McEvoy Street to Wyndham Street to Botany Road.