Exhibition of Draft Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy

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Hawkesbury City Council has recently prepared the Draft Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy in order to address the Sydney Region Plan, and inform the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement and subsequent review of the Hawkesbury Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plan.

Once adopted by Council, the Draft Employment Lands Strategy will supersede the current Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy 2008.

The Draft Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy identified the following opportunities in Key Industry Sectors and Economic Anchors:

  • agriculture
  • freight network
  • education
  • Defence/RAAF Base Richmond
  • equine
  • tourism.

Key recommendations of the Draft Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy include:

  • agribusiness: working with stakeholders in Clarendon to progress the agricultural strength of the local government area
  • developing new research, development, employment and career pathways for local residents and students, particularly in relation to sustainable fresh produce processing.
  • supermarket, hospitality and bulky good floor space: as population projections and retail spending analysis indicates these types of commodity goods will be in the most demand in the future
  • small scale healthcare providers: to support the local population as it ages
  • small scale commercial services: such as local accounting and law firms, that provide a ‘population serving commercial role’ in centres
  • light industry and urban services: given the wealth of industrial lands in the local government area the focus should be towards developing a diversity of lots and attracting smaller operators in order to be in a position to address the competition from other industrial lands in Western Sydney that are better connected
  • tourism: given the existing strategic intent in planning documents to grow this industry and the wealth of assets (nature/fresh produce/heritage) that already exist in the local government area.

At its meeting on 11 August 2020, Council resolved to place the Draft Hawkesbury Employment lands Strategy on public exhibition.

The Draft Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy and other supporting documentation is on public exhibition for the period Friday 11 September 2020 to Monday 12 October 2020

The Draft Strategy and supporting documentation can be viewed during the exhibition period:

in the document library on this page

  • on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au, or
  • between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday at Council’s Administration Office, 366 George Street, Windsor.

Written submissions in relation to the draft policies can be

via the Submission Form on this page

Hawkesbury City Council has recently prepared the Draft Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy in order to address the Sydney Region Plan, and inform the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement and subsequent review of the Hawkesbury Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plan.

Once adopted by Council, the Draft Employment Lands Strategy will supersede the current Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy 2008.

The Draft Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy identified the following opportunities in Key Industry Sectors and Economic Anchors:

  • agriculture
  • freight network
  • education
  • Defence/RAAF Base Richmond
  • equine
  • tourism.

Key recommendations of the Draft Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy include:

  • agribusiness: working with stakeholders in Clarendon to progress the agricultural strength of the local government area
  • developing new research, development, employment and career pathways for local residents and students, particularly in relation to sustainable fresh produce processing.
  • supermarket, hospitality and bulky good floor space: as population projections and retail spending analysis indicates these types of commodity goods will be in the most demand in the future
  • small scale healthcare providers: to support the local population as it ages
  • small scale commercial services: such as local accounting and law firms, that provide a ‘population serving commercial role’ in centres
  • light industry and urban services: given the wealth of industrial lands in the local government area the focus should be towards developing a diversity of lots and attracting smaller operators in order to be in a position to address the competition from other industrial lands in Western Sydney that are better connected
  • tourism: given the existing strategic intent in planning documents to grow this industry and the wealth of assets (nature/fresh produce/heritage) that already exist in the local government area.

At its meeting on 11 August 2020, Council resolved to place the Draft Hawkesbury Employment lands Strategy on public exhibition.

The Draft Hawkesbury Employment Lands Strategy and other supporting documentation is on public exhibition for the period Friday 11 September 2020 to Monday 12 October 2020

The Draft Strategy and supporting documentation can be viewed during the exhibition period:

in the document library on this page

  • on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au, or
  • between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday at Council’s Administration Office, 366 George Street, Windsor.

Written submissions in relation to the draft policies can be

via the Submission Form on this page