Jobs, jobs, jobs – we need more land for our livelihoods
Carrum Downs Industrial Estate has overtaken the Frankston CBD to become the engine room of Greater Frankston’s economy, producing over 30 per cent of our municipality’s economic output; employing 8600 employees; generating $3.65 billion in economic activity; and growing jobs at a rate 13 times higher than the southern region average.
Read our more in our Land for Livelihoods pamphlet.
Best practice planning for Sustainable Industry
At a time when we need action on climate change and jobs more than ever, Frankston Council could address both issues by releasing degraded green wedge land between East Link and Frankston Dandenong Road to expand the Carrum Down industrial precinct to create a 21st century, six-star, ecologically sustainable industrial park with integrated recycled water, energy and transport usage for use by clean, innovative, job-dense, high-tech companies.
With good planning green corridors and canopy cover could be introduced to improve the environmental value of the land and the development of the land could also raise funds for protecting and improving other green wedge land in the area.
Read more in our Circular economy pamphlet .
Submission to Frankston City Council’s Draft Industrial Land Strategy Review
On 14 September 2020 Committee for Greater Frankston made a formal submission to Council. The full submission can be read here.
Submission to State Government
Committee for Greater Frankston made a formal submission to Planning for Melbourne’s Green Wedges and Agricultural Land, Phase 2 Consultation in February 2021. The full submission can be read here.
Carrum Downs job growth hits boundaries
Successful businesses in Carrum Downs have radically improved Frankston’s employment trends. Working age residents are now more likely to work and almost 20% more locals now have a job.
Almost half of these businesses are looking to expand, we need options to support them or they will leave and these jobs will go.
However, the available supply of land in the Carrum Downs precinct has been exhausted and is also scarce in neighbouring Dandenong South.
Prima facie, expanding Carrum Downs Industrial Estate northward has the highest potential for economic return and job growth, with the least social and environmental impact.
This dossier of interviews aims to share Carrum Downs Industrial Estate success stories. Many businesses have invested in leading technology and on-demand manufacturing plants; they own their own intellectual property and they are exporting it to the world…
Please take the time to read about these businesses and how we can help keep them here.