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Moree was announced as a Special Activation Precinct in December 2019.

The Moree Special Activation Precinct (the Precinct) will provide Moree with a new business hub, specialising in agribusiness, logistics and food processing. The Precinct capitalises on the region’s existing agricultural industry and its access to the Inland Rail and major highways.

The Precinct Master Plan which outlines a 40-year strategic plan for the precinct was finalised on 16 March 2022.

What's happened so far?

We conducted technical studies that covered topics such as environment and heritage, sustainability and infrastructure and consulted with the community. The results of the technical studies formed an evidence base for the Precinct draft Master Plan.

We exhibited the draft Master Plan and technical studies during May-June 2021, along with a Discussion Paper that detailed the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) of an amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). The final master plan, exhibition documents, submissions received, and the submission report are available on the Planning Portal.

In March 2022 the Activation Precincts SEPP was consolidated with four other SEPPs into the State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts-Regional) 2021 (Precincts-Regional SEPP). The Precincts-Regional SEPP amendment to facilitate the Moree Special Activation Precinct will come into effect upon completion of the Delivery Plan.

Development in the area can continue under the existing Moree Local Environment Plan 2011 (LEP) while the Delivery Plan is being finalised, whereby Moree Plains Shire Council will consider the Master Plan in determining any development application.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions for more information.

What happens next?

The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation is responsible for the delivery of the Moree precinct in line with the Precincts-Regional SEPP and the Moree precinct Master Plan.

Prior to the commencement of construction for any stage of development the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation will prepare a Delivery Plan, which provides more detail on site specific development controls, specific strategies for managing environmental impact and ongoing monitoring requirements.

The draft Delivery Plan is now on exhibition until Monday 1 August 2022. Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation will update the community and stakeholders on its delivery. For more information and to view the draft Delivery Plan please visit the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation website.

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Page last updated: 27/07/2022