The DAREZ Land Use Development Strategy was prepared by GHD Pty Ltd on behalf of the Department of Planning in 2006. The Land Use and Development Strategy:
The strategic importance of the DAREZ is highlighted in terms of:
Development of the subject site is reliant on the provision of infrastructure, and subject to further detailed design and costing of the options identified, there are no fundamental constraints to the provision of water and sewerage, and other basic infrastructure services.
The land capability and suitability analysis demonstrated that with further detailed assessment and careful design responses to the constraints identified, development of the subject site can proceed. Of the constraints identified the occurrence of vegetation communities and habitats of significant ecological value within the area of investigation is one that requires a careful balancing of the competing values.
The Structure Plan prepared in response to the various assessments is based on a philosophy that offers a balance between viable development and the resolution of the most critical environmental planning issues applying to the site.
The planning and development control framework to support the Structure Plan is an integral component to the successful implementation of the DAREZ. The specific planning and development controls deal with the land management, operational and infrastructure requirements of the new zone. These include:
The Williamtown Defence and Airport Related Employment Zone (DAREZ) Land Use Development Strategy consists of three volumes, available below.
Volume One – Land Use Strategy
Volume Two – Assessments and Studies
Volume Three – Background Reports