Industrial Land Strategy

Southern Tasmania Industrial Land Strategy

One of the key findings of the Southern Tasmania Regional Planning Project was the need for the region to better define our understanding of demand and supply of industrial land over the 5, 15 and 30 year time horizons, and to identify potential new and/or expanded industrial areas, both at the local and regional level, required to meet that demand.

The Southern Tasmania Industrial Land Study was therefore initiated to ensure there is a sufficient supply of industrial land in Southern Tasmania into the long term, thereby ensuring that the continued economic development of the region is not impeded by either a shortage of industrial land or by having to utilise less suitable land for industrial purposes in the future.

The study was been undertaken in two stages from late 2011 to early 2013.

Stage 1 essentially involved a supply and demand analysis of industrial land in the region over the 5, 15 and 30 year time horizons, breaking down the kinds of industrial land into a number of categories. This was completed in 2012. Download the report Southern Industrial Land Study — Stage 1

Stage 2 involved the creation of an industrial land strategy, in which future industrial land is identified, sufficient to meet the estimated short falls identified in Stage 1 over the various time horizons.

The intention is that short-medium term new industrial land is rezoned to one of the industrial zones in the new planning schemes currently being finalised, whilst long term industrial land is recognised in future iterations of the Regional Land Use Strategy to ensure it is protected from conversion to other uses until needed.

The Board of the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority endorsed the stage 2 final report – the strategy – in July 2013.

Download the report Southern Tasmania Industrial Land Strategy — Stage 2.