Draft Cumberland Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy and Land Use Planning Framework 2017

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Council seeks community comments on the Draft Cumberland Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy and Land Use Planning Framework 2017. The Draft Strategy will be on re-exhibition for eight weeks from Tuesday 6 March 2018 to Tuesday 1 May 2018 to allow for further public comments.

Background

On 3 August 2016, Council resolved that a comprehensive employment lands strategy and framework for the newly amalgamated Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA) be prepared. The strategy was to set the direction for employment and innovation land within the amalgamated LGA. It was also to incorporate appropriate detail relating to the recent work that

Council seeks community comments on the Draft Cumberland Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy and Land Use Planning Framework 2017. The Draft Strategy will be on re-exhibition for eight weeks from Tuesday 6 March 2018 to Tuesday 1 May 2018 to allow for further public comments.

Background

On 3 August 2016, Council resolved that a comprehensive employment lands strategy and framework for the newly amalgamated Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA) be prepared. The strategy was to set the direction for employment and innovation land within the amalgamated LGA. It was also to incorporate appropriate detail relating to the recent work that had been undertaken prior to amalgamation by the former Auburn and Parramatta Councils in 2015 and 2016 respectively, while also fulfilling the Strategic Planning work program endorsed by the former Holroyd Council which provided that a review of its employment strategy be carried out during 2016/17.

On 6 September 2017, the Draft Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy and Land Use Planning Framework 2017 was reported to Council. In accordance with the Administrator’s resolution the Draft Strategy was placed on public exhibition for a period of six weeks between September and October 2017.

On 20 February 2018, Council resolved to immediately re-exhibit the Draft Employment and Innovative Strategy and Land Use Planning Framework for a period of 8 weeks.

Draft Cumberland Employment and Innovation Strategy and Land Use Planning Framework 2017

In 2017, Cumberland Council prepared a Draft Cumberland Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy and Land Use Planning Framework 2017 for the Cumberland Local Government Area (Cumberland). The Draft Strategy was prepared to assist Council in strategic planning for the economically significant employment and innovation lands located across Cumberland.

Cumberland’s employment lands are strategically positioned immediately south of Parramatta CBD. Cumberland extends from Lidcombe and Regents Park in the east to Pemulway, Smithfield and Girraween in the west.

The Draft Strategy addresses the community’s aspiration to create more jobs across a wider range of sectors consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2017 -2027. It also seeks to support businesses and industries located in Cumberland to innovate, grow and create new knowledge jobs for a growing tertiary educated population. Existing industrial businesses are also encouraged to grow and diversify to provide additional opportunities for the population.

The Draft strategy aims to promote stronger and innovative employment, business and economic outcomes for Cumberland through the development of a land use planning framework that responds to a number of important aspirations. These include:

  • fostering growth in priority productive sectors to leverage the diversity and skills of the local community;
  • fostering an innovation eco-system and knowledge-intensive industrial sector that attracts investment and growth; and
  • developing a proactive strategy to defend against pressure to rezone and repurpose employment and innovation lands to residential uses.

The Draft strategy provides a firm understanding of the environment and economic conditions under which knowledge-based industrial sectors can develop and thrive over time, and the implications for employment generation in Cumberland. It also identifies how the planning framework can respond so as to deliver an environment that is conducive for investment and innovation. Ultimately, the Draft Strategy makes recommendations for planning interventions and economic development initiatives.

View the Draft Strategy

Draft Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy – Land Use Planning Framework (PDF, 8.65 MB)


Draft Cumberland Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy and Land Use Planning Framework 2017

Consultation has concluded