Military Road Corridor

Economic Baseline Report

North Sydney Council engaged HillPDA to provide an economic analysis that supported the broader Military Road Corridor Planning Study (MRCPS) being undertaken by Council. The intent of the MRCPS was to establish a vision and basis to proactively guide future redevelopment and renewal of the Military Road Corridor.

HillPDA undertook an analysis of the area’s strategic context, then performed a site inspection and spatial analysis. The final baseline report used this contextual information, along with inputs from a floorspace audit and local business survey to produce a comprehensive economic profile of the corridor which identified key issues and proposed strategies to address them.

Our value add

HillPDA leveraged its experience in planning and economics to produce a strategy that not only included a comprehensive analysis of the subject sites, but acknowledged the changing wider context of the region, delivering a set of strategies with an eye to the long term.

The action plan was supported by various case studies and options to assist in demonstrating how actions could be implemented on the ground.

While the foundation of the study was an economic analysis, the strategy sought to identify planning, economic and design interventions that would support longer term economic vitality and job retention in the centre.

The extensive floorspace audit and community consultation assisted in ensuring the strategy was underpinned by realistic and desirable outcomes.


The study identified current economic activity and future market trends along the corridor and developed an economic strategy for Neutral Bay.


  • Economic analysis and profiling
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Floorspace analysis
  • Spatial analysis
  • Community survey
  • Supply and demand
  • Demographics
  • Action plans and strategy

Client: North Sydney Council
Project date: 2018


For more information, contact Elle Clouston, Associate

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