SGS was engaged by the City of Sydney to prepare an employment lands study for the Local Government Area (LGA). The aim of this study was to determine the long-term demand for industrial and business zoned land in the southern area of the LGA - strategically located between the airport and the CBD. The study built on previous reports and informed the preparation of the City’s Draft Employment Lands Strategy.
The project involved:
- A review of major state and local planning documents, reports and data
- Analysis of the dynamics of the local and broader metropolitan employment land trends
- Extensive consultation with business tenants, land owners, government agencies and stakeholders, and
- Comprehensive supply and demand analysis and forecasts.
During the course of the study, three alternative scenarios for land use were developed in addition to a base case operating under existing zoning. Each of these were assessed in terms of its advantages and disadvantages for the study area. As a result of this, SGS made detailed land use recommendations, developed strategies for the study area to guide employment lands policies and recommended future amendments to local planning controls.