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The Employment Lands Development Monitor tracks mid-sized (between 10 and 50 hectares in size) and major business parks (over 50 hectares in size) in Greater Sydney. These precincts generally have a B7 Business Park zone and may also include components of similar employment zones reflecting the broader functions of these precincts.


Monitoring of business parks recognises the growing importance of these locations for job growth and the evolution of some industrial areas towards higher density employment areas. These often combine a mix of manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, research and development and office uses. 

Major Business Parks are precincts more than 50 hectares in size. They are located in nine local government areas (LGAs) across Greater Sydney and include:

  • Box Hill (The Hills LGA)
  • Frenchs Forest (Northern Beaches LGA)
  • Leppington North (Camden and Liverpool LGAs)
  • Macquarie Park (Ryde LGA)
  • Marsden Park (Blacktown LGA)
  • Norwest (The Hills LGA)
  • Sydney Olympic Park/Rhodes (Parramatta and Canada Bay LGAs)
  • Sydney Science Park (Penrith LGA)

Major business parks vary significantly by development status: 

 

This chart shows the amount of zoned land in Greater Sydney’s Major Business Parks, by Development Status. The zoned land of most major business parks is either almost fully developed (established business parks) or at the very early stages of development (emerging business parks). Most developed land is in Macquarie Park, and most undeveloped land is in Sydney Science Park Numerical values presented on the image: Major Business Park 	Developed Area (ha)	Undeveloped Area (ha) Macquarie Park	147	10 Norwest	126	17 Werrington	71	1 Frenchs Forest	55	1 Sydney Olympic Park/Rhodes	50	1 Marsden Park	48	76 Box Hill	3	66 Sydney Science Park	0	151 Leppington North	0	93

Zoned Employment Land Stocks

The zoned land of most major business parks is either almost fully developed (established business parks) or at the very early stages of development (emerging business parks). 


At January 2018, there were 916 hectares of zoned employment land in major business parks. 415 hectares of this land was undeveloped, and of this, only 16 per cent (68 hectares) was serviced (water and sewer lead-in). All of the undeveloped and serviced land is located in established business parks. Emerging business parks at Leppington North, Marsden Park, Box Hill and Sydney Science Park have a combined 385 hectares of undeveloped land (which is yet to be serviced). 

Land Take-Up

In 2017, take-up of business park land was only 0.7 hectares. This compared with 0.6 hectares in 2016 and 8.2 hectares in 2015.  

Other Business Parks are precincts between 10 and 50 hectares in size. These include:

  • Auslink (Northern Beaches LGA)
  • Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills (Hornsby LGA)
  • Greystanes (Cumberland LGA)
  • Potts Hill (Canterbury-Bankstown LGA)
  • Riverstone West (Blacktown LGA)
  • Ryde Road, Pymble (Ku-ring-gai LGA)
  • Warriewood (Northern Beaches LGA) 

Other business parks also vary by development status: 

 

This chart shows the amount of zoned land in Greater Sydney’s Other Business Parks, by Development Status. Most undeveloped land is in Riverstone West (19 hectares), Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills (11 hectares) and Greystanes (7 hectares). Numerical values presented on the image: Other Business Park 	Developed Area (ha)	Undeveloped Area (ha) Auslink	29	2 Warriewood	18	0 Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills	15	11 Potts Hill	14	2 Ryde Road, Pymble	12	0 Greystanes	7	7 Riverstone West	0	19


Of the 41 hectares of undeveloped land, almost all is serviced (water and sewer lead-in).  Most undeveloped and serviced land is in Riverstone West (19 hectares), Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills (11 hectares) and Greystanes (7 hectares).

In 2017 there was no additional take-up of other business park land. This compared with take-up of 1.7 hectares in 2016 and 5.2 hectares in 2015.  

 

Page last updated: 26/03/2019