The NSW Government is committed to supporting a productive economy by enabling business and jobs in the locations where they are needed.
The employment zones reform will deliver a simplified framework that:
- is fit for purpose
- supports the future of work
- promotes productivity and jobs growth, and
- delivers the community’s objectives set through strategic plans and planning priorities.
A key outcome of the project is that employment zones provide clarity around their application, increase flexibility around land uses and support the delivery of strategic plans.
Consultation and feedback
The department released a Proposed Employment Zones Position Paper that was on public exhibition from 20 May 2021 until 30 June 2021.
Submissions received helped inform the finalisation of the proposed employment zones framework under Standard Instrument Principal Local Environmental Plan (2006) (SI LEP).
The employment zones framework will:
- provide greater certainty for the community, councils, and the development industry
- support councils’ long-term strategic planning objectives
- support businesses, industry, and society to grow, respond and adapt as necessary, and
- facilitate innovation and changes in business processes now and into the future.