The Brooklyn Industrial Precinct is a triangle shape to the north of Geelong Road, south of Somerville Road and east of Kororoit Creek.
It is used by more than 60 industries, including quarrying, former landfill, abattoirs, material recycling, tallow producers, container storage, as well as numerous small businesses from light industrial to retail and manufacturing.
The environmental health and livability for the residents surrounding the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct is a regional priority.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA Victoria) hosts the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct website, which provides a one-stop shop for information about improvements to the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct.
The survey commenced with examination of businesses located in the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct and the adjacent Tottenham area.
The three councils and the Department recognise that Brooklyn/Tottenham is a strategically important area, of local, metropolitan and state significance, and are committed to pursuing longer term objectives and strategies for the precinct.
Brimbank City Council also engaged Meinhardt Consulting to provide a series of supporting studies for the development of a precinct plan for the next 10-30 years in the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct. The project looked at land use, traffic, contamination, economic development and urban design issues. The ViCLUE business survey was utilised for the economic part of the study.
In 2012, Brimbank City Council prepared the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct Strategy, including a Precinct Structure Plan, which will see the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct evolve over the next 20 years into a key employment node for Melbourne’s west, a destination of choice for new, ‘clean and green’ investment and development. The project won The Hard Won Victory Award from the Australian Planning Institute’s Victoria Division.
In July 2013 the Hon Ryan Smith MP, Victoria’s Environment and Climate Change Minister, visited the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct to announce significant funding to assist Brimbank City Council undertake major upgrades to clean up Jones Road and Bunting Road.