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Darwin Regional Land Use Plan



Darwin Regional Land Use Plan


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25 LAND USE STRUCTURE Industrial Key Industrial Objectives Identify adequate industrial land to: encourage a range of opportunities to accommodate the diverse needs of industry with a particular focus on high quality light industrial estates, superior access to transport networks and reasonably priced larger lots support competition in the industrial land market to avoid the unnecessary upward pressure on land prices provide lead times for appropriate detailed strategic and infrastructure planning provide confidence and direction for investors and assist in building growth and critical mass in the sector. Ensure the detailed planning for future development in the region takes account of the limited opportunities to appropriately locate strategic industrial development to minimise the potential for future land use conflict and detrimental impacts on the environment. Light and General The location for light and general industries is influenced to some extent by the focus of the activities, the need for access to major transport infrastructure and the affordability of appropriate sites. Light industries typically require localities convenient to the client population. General industries are more likely to be attracted to localities providing convenient access to major transport networks and key infrastructure. The land use plan identifies land for ongoing industrial development in new well located, high quality light industrial areas to meet the trend and growing interest in business park development and the increased demand for light industrial land in rural locations. Existing industrial areas at Winnellie, Coconut Grove, Berrimah, Wishart and Pinelands will continue to provide opportunities for the government and private landowners to respond to demand. The identification of the existing service commercial areas at Yarrawonga and along the Stuart Highway at Winnellie as industrial on the land use structure plan reflects the current character of the area but does not preclude development in accordance with the existing zone. The proposed industrial area at Berrimah North and the potential for port related development at Elrundie Peninsula will provide new opportunities for a variety of industrial activities. In the longer term Archer to the west of Palmerston, Middle Arm Peninsula to the west of Weddell and land to the north-west of East Arm Peninsula will provide opportunities for further light and general industrial development. Rural activity centres, Batchelor and Adelaide River will provide opportunities for the future development of industries to meet the needs of local residents. In particular the existing industrial area adjacent to the Batchelor Aerodrome has the potential to accommodate aviation related activities subject to the resolution of native title claims. Strategic Construction from 2003 to 2006 of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant at Wickham Point in Darwin Harbour was the first demonstration of the prospects for major industrial development in the Darwin Region based on offshore oil and gas. Since then another LNG project under construction at Bladin Point in Darwin Harbour has put Darwin on an irrevocable course for growth as a gas industry hub. The associated development of a marine supply base adjacent to East Arm Wharf secures the citys future as a major oil and gas supply and service centre. Darwin Harbour is also of strategic importance in supporting Defence capability in the north of Australia. HMAS Coonawarra supports homeported or visiting patrol vessels while commercial facilities in the harbour support larger RAN and foreign naval vessels. The strategic importance of the harbour will be further enhanced by investment in a new Multi-User Barge Ramp Facility, the ongoing use of Darwin Port in mounting operations, support for joint training exercises, and the associated resupply and crew rest facilities. Future strategic industrial development will depend on the availability of sufficiently large and suitable land in association with deep water port facilities and access to other major transport networks. The East Arm Logistics Precinct, close to the Port of Darwins East Arm Wharf and the Adelaide to Darwin rail freight terminal with major road and air transport connections, is ideally located to continue to develop as a key logistics precinct. The precinct is designed to assist business to grow and capitalise on future projects in the region with a particular focus on the regions expanding oil and gas, marine and logistic industries. East Arm and Middle Arm Peninsula will provide for future strategic industrial development in the region. Full utilisation and improved efficiency of the existing port infrastructure has potential to accommodate ongoing industrial development. However the land use plan recognises that, in the longer term, existing deep water port development at East Arm, Darwins CBD, and Wickham and Bladin Points is unlikely to meet long term demands, and that additional deep water port development will be vital infrastructure in the continued development of major industry. Investigations in relation to potential port sites have led to the selection of Glyde Point, east of Gunn Point, as the preferred site for further major gas based industrial development outside Darwin Harbour. This selection recognises that the availability of large areas of land potentially suitable for strategic industry will maximise the opportunities for development of a port serving the

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