NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Employment Land Strategies

Employment land strategies summarise the economic setting, barriers to growth and opportunities associated with employment land in a particular local government area.

They identify land use and transport planning actions required to meet projected growth and provide for future local jobs.

Employment Land Strategy Guideline

The department has prepared an Employment Land Strategy Guideline (the Guideline) to assist councils in preparing Employment Land Strategies as part of their local strategic planning framework.

The guideline supports the development of strategies that will shape the future of employment land in a local government area (LGA). It sets out a process to help councils prepare these strategies and create a robust evidence base to inform the strategy and associated actions.

Download the Guideline

The Guideline is supported by papers that provide specific evidence related to employment land:

  • writing actions (PDF, 244 KB) – provides councils with support on writing actions, the types of actions that can be utilised, and linking the actions to evidence.
  • centres planning (PDF, 163 KB) – outlines the policy and planning consideration relating to centres in an employment land strategy.
  • example precinct profiles (PDF, 6.6 MB) – provide example precinct profiles for councils that relate to the type of analysis that could be completed for an area.

Councils can also request data packs based on the 2016 Census from the department by emailing employment.zones@planning.nsw.gov.au

Further supporting papers may be released as we seek to provide guidance on relevant topic areas.

For more information

You can find out more about the Guidelines by contacting the project team at employment.zones@planning.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 06/09/2022