Marrickville Council's Local Environment Plan 2011 recognises that the Marrickville area is the centre of Sydney's independent arts scene and is home to many artists, studios, commercial art galleries, artist-run initiatives, theatres and festivals.
The LEP includes a 'B7 Business Park' zone that has the objective of providing for creative industries such as the arts, technology, production and design sectors. It is an employment zone that permits limited residential development in conjunction with employment uses at the ground floor.
The 'IN2 Light Industrial' zone will allow for certain creative industries which take the form of business premises or office premises in the arts, technology, production and design sectors.
The creative industries provided for include:
Council's vision for the area known as Marrickville/Sydenham Industrial Lands is to turn it into a vibrant entertainment and employment precinct where live music venues, small bars, restaurants and cafes thrive alongside traditional and creative industries – a 'creative hub' serving the whole of Sydney.
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