Employment Lands Strategy

The draft Dubbo Employment Lands Strategy aims to ensure Dubbo has enough commercial, industrial, institutional and tourist zoned land in the future and in locations that are close to housing and community facilities. These lands are referred to as ‘employment lands’. Once in place, the draft Strategy will assist Council in planning for the development of commercial, industrial and tourist uses into the future.

The draft Employment Lands Strategy is currently on Public Exhibition until Friday 21 December 2018.

The draft Strategy makes recommendations with respect to how each precinct can manage changing economic trends and drivers, market forces, meet projected demands, cater for land use conflicts and manage continued growth. Where appropriate, the draft Strategy makes recommendations to investigate the rezoning of certain land.

Below is a summary of some of the recommendations.

 View the draft Employment Land Strategy (PDF 2.9MB).

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The draft strategy identifies different Employment Land precincts. Some of the recommendations for those precincts are below:

CBD
  • Investigate opportunities to expand the CBD to ensure sufficient retail floorspace supply is provided over the long term.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRES
  • Myall Street shops – Investigate a change of the vacant area of land from B1 Neighbourhood Centre to either R1 General Residential or R2 Low Density Residential. This could allow residential accommodation to be permissible with consent and prohibit some forms of commercial premises.

  • Websdale Drive Investigate a change of the existing vacant undeveloped B1 Neighbourhood Centre area to either R1 General Residential or R2 Low Density Residential. This could allow residential accommodation to be permissible with consent and prohibit some forms of commercial premises.

  • Bourke Street – Maintain existing B1 Neighbourhood zone with the aim to consolidate and revitalise area and improve pedestrian safety.

  • North West Urban Release Area Neighbourhood Centre – Consideration of a B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone to service the demand of future residential development in the North West Urban Release Area.

 
BULKY GOODS PRECINCTS
  • West Dubbo Bulky Goods Precinct – Investigate a change of the B5 Business Development to B6 Enterprise Corridor. This could prohibit office premises which includes specialised retail premises (formerly known as bulky goods). Tourist and visitor accommodation could become permissible with consent.

 
HEALTH, WELL-BEING AND EDUCATION PRECINCT
  • Mixed Use Zone – Investigate a change of the existing R2 Low Density Residential zoned area between Dubbo Hospital and Lourdes Hospital, potentially to a B4 Mixed Use zone.

    Changes to be investigated include:

  • Residential dwellings and dual-occupancy would continue to be permissible with consent.

  • Multi dwelling housing could become permissible with consent.

  • Tourist and visitor accommodation could become permissible with consent.

  • Health consulting rooms and Medical Centres would remain permissible with consent.

  • Various small-scale commercial developments could become permissible with consent, including:

    • business premises (up to a maximum of 200m² gross floor area),

    • office premises (up to a maximum 200m² gross floor area),

    • retail premises (up to a maximum of 150m² gross floor area). **Retail premises includes food and drink premises (incl. cafes, restaurants and take-away food and drink)

  • SP2 Infrastructure Zone – Investigate whether the existing SP2 Infrastructure zoning is appropriate where both Charles Sturt University and Dubbo College Senior Campus are located.

  • Macquarie Home Stay – Investigate a land use change on the land which Macquarie Homestay is being constructed to SP3 Tourist. This could allow tourist and visitor accommodation to become permissible with consent.

  • Structure Planning – Prepare a structure plan for the Health, Well-being and Education Precinct to provide overarching guidance and adaptability for development of this precinct.

  • Extension of SP3 Tourist Zone – Investigate extending the SP3 Tourist land to the east.

Changes to be investigated include:

  • Residential accommodation, including dwellings could become prohibited.

  • Tourist and visitor accommodation could become permissible with consent; and

  • Some forms of commercial development such as food and drink premises, could become permissible with consent.

 

Airport Precinct
  • Commercial Zone – Investigate a change of the IN2 Light Industrial land to B5 Business Development. This rezoning could make permissible with consent, a mixture of commercial uses including business and office premises including specialised retail premises (formerly known as bulky goods premises) as well as continuing to permit warehouse and distribution centres and a range of light industrial uses including depots, industrial training facilities, freight transport and passenger transport and truck depots.

  • Structure Planning – Prepare a structure plan for the Airport Precinct to provide overarching guidance and adaptability for development of this precinct.

 
Industrial Precincts
  • East Dubbo Light Industrial – Investigate the change of IN2 Light Industrial land located on Wheelers Lane to a commercial zone, potentially B6 Enterprise Corridor. This rezoning could make business premises and restaurants and cafes permissible with consent.

  • North Dubbo Industrial

    • Investigate opportunities to create a buffer between the industrial and residential precincts. Also investigate opportunities to remove residential dwellings from the precinct.

    • Investigate the viability of expanding the B6 Enterprise Corridor east along River Street. This rezoning could make business premises and restaurants and cafes permissible with consent.

  • South Dubbo Industrial – Create a buffer between the industrial precinct and the adjoining residential area to the South/South East

  • Basalt Road – Investigate the long term function of the precinct in respect to existing and future quarrying activities

 
Blueridge
  • Structure Plan – Review the existing Blueridge Estate Structure Plan to ensure it is consistent with current planning trends.

  • Industrial Candidate Area (ICA) rezoning – Investigate the viability of extending the zoning boundaries to the south with a potential of merging of Blueridge and Basalt Road precincts in the long term

  • Council to monitor extractive industry (quarry) developments in this precinct.

 
Brocklehurst
  • Structure Plan – Prepare a structure plan for the Brocklehurst Precinct to provide guidance for the development of this precinct.

  • Industrial Candidate Area (ICA) rezoning – Investigate whether further rezoning of IN3 Heavy Industrial is required in this area in line with the ICA recommendation.

 
Yarrandale Road
  • Prepare a Structure Plan over the Yarrandale Road Precinct to provide overarching guidance for the development of this precinct.

 
Tourist
  • Zoo/Camp Road – Investigate a change of the SP3 Tourist to RU6 Transition for the land south of Camp Road. This rezoning could make residential accommodation permissible with consent whilst still allowing tourist and visitor related development.

  • Structure Planning – Prepare a Structure Plan over the Zoo and Camp Road Precinct to provide overarching guidance for the development of this precinct.

 
Infrastructure
  • NSW Railway and Kokoda Place – Investigate a change of the SP2 Infrastructure zone containing the existing army reserve training to a zone consistent with surrounding industrial uses.

 View the draft Employment Land Strategy (PDF 2.9MB).

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Last Edited: 07 Nov 2018

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