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Revised Draft North District Plan

The revised draft North District Plan provides a 20-year plan to manage growth and achieve the 40-year vision, while enhancing Greater Sydney’s liveability, productivity and sustainability into the future.

70 Productivity

70 Productivity Planning Priority N11 Protecting and managing industrial and urban services land In giving effect to the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan, this Planning Priority delivers on Objective 23: Industrial and urban services land is planned, protected and managed the corresponding strategies. Greater Sydney’s existing industrial, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilites contribute to its role as Australia’s manufacturing capital. These activities occur on industrial and urban services land that also accommodates freight and logistics services and advanced manufacturing. Urban services activities includes activities such as motor vehicle services, printing, waste management, courier services and concrete batching plants. These activities serve local communities and businesses and require adequate access to industrial land across the District. Demand for this land will increase commensurate with population growth. Good local access to these services also reduces the need to travel to other areas, minimising congestion on the transport system. Industrial land supply The North District has the lowest amount of industrial land in Greater Sydney and the highest proportion of the land used for urban services. The North District has 571.7 hectares of industrial and urban services land, spread over 43 precincts (refer to Figure 20).9 This represents four per cent of Greater Sydney’s total stock of industrial and urban services land. Only approximately eight per cent (41 hectares) is undeveloped, indicating strong demand for this scarce resource. This land contributed approximately $ 7,905 million or three per cent to NSW Gross Domestic Product in 2015.10 It also accommodated for approximately 68,000 jobs (four per cent of jobs) in the District . In the North District, given the limited supply of industrial and urban services land and the inability to increase the supply, industrial and urban services land needs to be protected and efficiently managed. Table 4: Six largest industrial and urban services precincts in the North District Precinct LGA Undeveloped Land (ha) Developed Land (ha) Total (ha) Asquith Hornsby 5 39 44 Mount Ku-ring-gai Hornsby 10 55 66 Lane Cove West Lane Cove 6 45 51 Brookvale Northern Beaches 0 86 86 Cromer Northern Beaches 0 44 44 Artarmon Willoughby 4 61 65 Source: NSW Department of Planning and Environment, 2016, Employment Lands Monitor, NSW Government, Sydney; Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest whole number. Greater Sydney Commission | Draft North District Plan

71 Figure 20: North District industrial and urban services land and freight assets District Boundary Metropolitan City Centre Strategic Centre Waterways Protected Natural Area Metropolitan Rural Area Industrial and Urban Services Land Freight/ Shared Rail Motorway Committed Motorway Greater Sydney Commission | Draft North District Plan