Adopted by Council on 26 June 2012, Burwood Council's Economic Development Statement outlines the economic future of the area.
Burwood continues to be recognised as the major centre between the business hubs of Sydney CBD and Parramatta, and enjoys a strategic geographical position surrounded by important road arteries(Parramatta Road, Hume Highway and Georges River Road) as well as a major railway line and bus interchange.
The Burwood Town Centre Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Comprehensive LEP outline and will regulate the growth of Burwood over the next 25 years. An estimated 7700 extra dwellings in the area will increase the population by at least 50% by 2025 and will require careful management of infrastructure and services.
The forecast growth in terms of dwellings and population is a great opportunity for the area, as well as a complex challenge.
The development of the area is set to generate an additional 4,000 jobs, turning Burwood in an attractive and vibrant employment destination.
Burwood Council recognises the important role it needs to play in the integration of growth targets with local needs, and it is committed to the continuous improvement of conditions and services for local residents and businesses.
When developing the Burwood2030 Community Strategic Plan, a vision was agreed upon that identified Burwood as:
“A well connected, sustainable and safe community that embraces and celebrates its culture and diversity”
While a number of strategic objectives have originated from this long term vision for the area, a more specific vision for the economic development of the Burwood LGA is required.
The Burwood Economic Development Vision is:
“A vibrant and dynamic community which balances quality of life with sustainable economic development, providing regional leadership and opportunities for employment and training in Burwood”.
To view the Burwood Council Economic Development Statement, click here