GRIFFITH'S outskirts will become a hive of residential growth over the next 25 years, with Hanwood, Yenda, Collina and Lake Wyangan earmarked for major expansion.
Development in the four areas has been proposed as part of a council review into future growth for the city.
Collina has grown exponentially over the past decade and the remainder of available land is set to be released between 2013 and 2023.
Meanwhile, residential releases in the flood-hit villages of Hanwood and Yenda would be staged across two decades, the first corresponding with Collina and the second between 2023 and 2033.
Lake Wyangan zoning would also be staged, giving council a checkpoint to review its projections.
The Land Use Strategy also examined options for industrial development.
Coordinator of land use planning and compliance Kelly McNicoll said the review had revealed a lack of industrial land available for hazardous industries.
"Most of our industry is in the Bridge Road area, but that is surrounded by residential land, so we need to be careful about what types of industry we allow there," Mr McNicoll said.
"Our analysis determined the most appropriate place for hazardous industry was along the Kidman Way, near the sewerage treatment plant and away from residential areas and prevailing winds."
If the strategy becomes policy, all of the new industrial land will be released in the next 10 years.
Councillor Bill Lancaster, who has taken an intense interest in the city's development over the past four years, was concerned there was not a provision in the strategy to change the zoning of the existing freight yard, which council is seeking to move out of the CBD.
He was also apprehensive about a move to break residential zoning into three categories general, medium and low-density areas.
Mr McNicoll said the zones had been reclassified to fit in with government regulations.
Public submissions to council's draft Land Use Strategy are open until Friday, September 28.
The document will be used as a guide for rezoning when council completes its next Local Environment Plan.