Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Frankston industrial strategy gets down to business

Frankston City Council has released an Industrial Strategy discussion paper for feedback from local businesses, landowners, investors.

“To reinforce Frankston City’s role as a major centre for commerce and industry in the southern metropolitan area, and to ensure our industrial precincts reach their full potential
and remain commercially competitive in a changing world, we need to update our industrial
strategy,” said Mayor, Nathan Conroy.

The Mayor said the 20-year plan will guide Council planning policy guidance for the use and
development of the industrial precincts within the city. 

“From our earliest days supporting local fishing industries through to our current role in complex manufacturing, wholesaling and services, Frankston City has seen continual change. 

“If we are to remain commercially attractive we must explore new and creative ways to
manage industrial land to secure local employment growth and support a sustainable
economy.

“We’ve all seen how pandemics, climate change and supply chain disruption can tip old
paradigms on their head. We need to embrace new ways of doing business including new
energy systems, the circular economy and the digitisation of the economy.

“All of these factors present transformative opportunities and we need to ensure our future
industrial strategy fosters innovative approaches to doing business right here in Frankston
City,” said Mayor Conroy.

The discussion paper explores future land use, future industry and place making initiatives for Frankston City’s industrial precincts. 

“Consultation is now open online at engage.frankston.vic.gov.au and Council will also be
hosting dedicated briefings for industry and business,” said the Mayor. 

Following a round of public consultation, a draft industrial strategy will be developed for further public comment before the final strategy is adopted with a planning scheme amendment to follow, Council said in a statement today.

The consultation period will close on 23 August.

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