Industrious assessors look at Valley land



A STUDY on the region's industrial land is underway to help Clarence Valley Council map out future directions for development opportunities.

Consultants SGS Economics and Planning have been appointed to carry out an audit aimed at developing a detailed report of the use, availability, desirability, locality, characteristics and level of servicing within existing industrial zones throughout the Valley.

Council Mayor Ian Tiley said the audit was needed as a starting point to inform future decision making for the development of industrial land.

"The Clarence Valley is definitely open for business and we are working hard to put in place planning that will enable the Valley to benefit from future employment generation opportunities and investment," he said.

"The audit will consider land in use, vacant land, undeveloped land, availability, type and capacity of services, locality issues, site constraints, accessibility, linkages to existing transportation networks, productive and non-productive land uses."

Cr Tiley said the audit would also include an analysis of the potential future expansion possibilities at each industrial location and the identification of potential constraints or impediments to expansion.

The need for the audit was identified through a number of processes, including consultation with businesses and industries across the Valley.

The outcomes are expected to be released by consultants in June.



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