Council Meeting Notice: Council at its Meeting on 6 December 2023 resolved to adjourn the remainder of the business to be considered to a meeting scheduled on 13 December 2023 and vacate the Ordinary Council meeting fixed for the 20 December 2023.


Location and skilled workforce

The region offers excellent strategic positioning for transport hubs and provides a number of benefits for many industries.

Centralised location for distribution

Cumberland offers a centralised industrial cluster. Its geographical location means that Sydney is a half hour train ride from the CBD, while Parramatta is only 5 minutes by train. Transport and road networks ensure the area is well connected and accessible.

A number of strategic and regional freight road and rail links are also provided in the Cumberland area. Road links include:

  • Western Motorway
  • Cumberland Highway
  • Woodville Road
  • Silver water Road.

Rail links include:

  • The Western Line and
  • Southern Sydney Freight Line. 

Freight network in Cumberland

Download Cumberland's Freight Network Map in PDF form (199 KB)

Hosting industries on the move

Cumberland boasts a strong and diverse industry presence with construction, supply chain and manufacturing sectors higher than NSW average.

The key industries for employment include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Freight and logistics
  • Transport and warehousing
  • Food and beverage
  • Retail trade.

These industries represent over 40% of employment for the Cumberland area. Other industries operating in the area include urban support services, health care and social assistance.

In 2019, Cumberland’s Gross Regional Product was $11.81 billion, representing 2% of NSW’s total economic output.

Additional benefits

  • Young, skilled and multilingual local workforce: 58% of people over 15 years of age have completed year 12 (or equivalent). 8% attend university or TAFE.
  • Strengths of cultural diversity with over 140 community languages – the top 5 being Arabic, Chinese, Dari/Farsi and Tamil. These cultures also offer diverse and emerging creative skills. 
  • Cost effective and affordable opportunities for emerging industries to establish.

Industrial and business zoning in Cumberland

Download Industrial and Business Zoning map in PDF form (1.76 MB)