Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) is seeking community input towards the formulation of an Industrial Land Use Strategy for the Shire. Interested persons can submit their ideas by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org/, via the link Industrial Land Use StrategyIndustrial Land Use Strategy or to the Administration Centre. Submissions must be received by close of business Wednesday 28 June 2017.
“The provision of well-located and suitably serviced areas is vital to ensuring land is available for industrial development as required,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“Existing industrial areas within the Liverpool Plains Shire, zoned for industrial purposes, are located within Quirindi and Werris Creek. This strategy will guide the development of vacant industrial land in the Shire and identify the types of industrial development which are desired to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability,” he continued.
Councillor Hope said the rationale of the strategy will be to:
- Understand the pressures affecting industrial zoned land in the LPS local government area;
- Provide an insight into the future outlook for existing industries and industrially zoned land as well as possible new employment related uses; and
- Offer a clear direction to Council and the community about the long term planning, zoning and redevelopment of industrial land within the Shire.
He said that in particular, Council seeks the community’s ideas in relation to;
- The types of industries LPSC should endeavour to attract to the local government area; and
- What initiatives Council can employ to encourage industrial development in the Shire.
“Industrial development is a distinct class of land use activity. Decisions to allocate land for industrial use and development should seek to satisfy a wide range of planning and land use criteria,” he continued.
“This project evolved from a recommendation of Council's recently adopted Economic Development Strategy and will play an important role in assisting local economic outcomes. Diversity in economic activity and a capacity for adjustment are major determinants in a region’s level of income, the resilience and stability of its economy and its ability to develop and grow. I encourage the community to make their thoughts known,” Councillor Hope concluded.