THE City of Greater Bendigo believes careful planning will support more than 3300 new jobs within its boundaries.
A draft industrial land development strategy is among the key items on the agenda for the city's June council meeting.
Strategy and growth director Bernie O'Sullivan said the city would seek to zone additional land for industrial purposes, attracting new industries, helping businesses grow and supporting more than 3300 new jobs by 2036.
"By improving the function, design and amenity of new and existing industrial areas we can promote sustainable development and attract a wide range of employers that will boost Bendigo's economy," Mr O'Sullivan said.
The city has enough industrial land left to last it about 14 years, provided all of the land classified as available can be used.
"Much of this land is too close to residential development, not well located, or inadequately serviced," Mr O'Sullivan said.
Greater Bendigo's supply of one to five hectare parcels of industrial land is expected to run out within eight years.
"If council approves the draft strategy, there is an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on how we can plan for and support future jobs," Mr O'Sullivan said.
"The strategy will also review opportunities at existing industrial precincts across the municipality."
DOCUMENT: City of Greater Bendigo June council meeting agenda
Council coffers are also on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting, with councillors recommended to adopt the draft budget for 2019/20 with a number of adjustments.
An application to establish a community foodshare at 76 High Street, Heathcote, is among the other items to be discussed.
Plans for Heathcote Foodshare include a market, a warehouse, an op-shop and a cafe.
Councillors have been advised to advance the plans to the next stage, although the proposal received five objections.
Five objections were also lodged for an unrelated project - a proposed dog day care at Golden Square.
City staffers have recommended councillors advance the plans for 19 Deborah Street.
Other items of interest include an application for a veterinary centre at Strathfieldsaye and a plan for the city's public spaces.
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