JOC Consulting recently provided advice to the Greater Sydney Commission (Central District) regarding planning considerations for the creative industries. The GSC asked for an overview of current legislation affecting the creative industries and recommendations as it is currently exploring potential changes to planning instruments (including the Standard Instrument – Local Environmental Plans).
Below is an extract of our report provided to GSC –
As detailed within the NSW Creative Industries Action Plan (2013), New South Wales was home to 40% of Australia’s creative industries workforce, contributing $1.4 billion to the NSW economy for the period 2011-12. As we continue to move away from a manufacturing-based economy to a service-based and creative economy, it’s clear creativity and design is at the forefront of a rapidly changing global economic landscape.
Further, the research identified that more people are directly employed in NSW creative industries than those employed within NSW agriculture and mining industries combined. While the NSW planning system is accustomed to prepare, consider and adopt legislation with respect to mining and agriculture (amongst other industries), little planning consideration at the legislative level has been given to creative industries in NSW.
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