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Employment lands play an important role in supporting jobs growth. Jobs are important for individuals, communities and the economy. Therefore it is important that there is enough land, located in the right places, for jobs to be created.

The aim of the Employment Lands Development Monitor (ELDM) is to provide the data and evidence needed to inform planning decisions that enable job creation.


The ELDM contains information on:


  • the current availability of zoned employment land, business parks and other land where jobs are created
  • where employment land is serviced and ready for development
  • where development on employment land has recently taken place, and
  • where potential future employment lands and business parks will be located.


The ELDM is a research tool for developers and investors in the industrial property and business park markets. It is also a source of information for Government agencies, utilities and councils involved in the planning and servicing of lands designated for employmentÔÇÉrelated activities.


The ELDM was previously known as the Employment Lands Development Program (ELDP). It has been renamed to the ELDM to recognise that its primary role is to present current and historical data on the use of land for employment generating activities across the Sydney Metropolitan Area and Central Coast region. The renaming also coincides with a shift from a hard copy/PDF publication to a digital publication, and the inclusion of new data to recognise changes in the economy and the growing role of commercial and retail industries as employment generators.

Page last updated: 01/08/2017