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The NSW Government is developing ‘Go Jindabyne’, a Masterplan to revitalise the gateway town to the Snowy Mountains. The plan aims to make Jindabyne Australia's premier alpine destination and a fantastic place to visit all year round.


Jindabyne is thriving and has enormous potential for growth. The Masterplan will aim to ensure the town is not only able to cope with future growth but is also able to thrive for decades to come, for the benefit of both visitors and the Jindabyne community.


It will set out a clear vision for the hub of the Snowy Mountains - a region that welcomes more than 1.3 million visitors a year and is home to around 35,000 people.

The Masterplan will consider all aspects of Jindabyne, including tourism, jobs, services, accommodation, housing, roads, local products and all factors that contribute to the distinct local character of the town.

It will be the key to progressing Direction 3 of the South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036 to Develop the Snowy Mountains into Australia’s premier year-round alpine destination.

The Masterplan will:

  • include analysis on the location of future services including schools, health services and community facilities
  • set out a plan to unlock the Lake Jindabyne foreshore, allowing better utilisation of the lake and greater access to the CBD’s focal point
  • assess links and opportunities in surrounding towns and villages including Adaminaby, Berridale and Dalgety 
  • identify sites for future residential and commercial developments
  • investigate the potential of a bypass, creating better amenity for the CBD


Community consultation

In December 2018 and January 2019, the Department of Planning and Environment consulted the Snowy Monaro community on what is valued and what needs improvement, with events held in Jindabyne, Berridale, Dalgety and Adminaby.

A number of areas have been identified for improvement: 

  • connectivity and public transport
  • employment opportunities
  • community facilities such as a library, community centre and outdoor hubs
  • health care and aged care facilities
  • affordable housing
  • better use of Lake Jindabyne and its waterfront
  • business/innovation hub
  • arts hub
  • further acknowledgement of the culture and heritage of the town, including Aboriginal heritage

Missed the consultation sessions? 

You can still have your say by completing our online survey by 5pm Thursday 28 February 2019


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What happens now?

Consultation Report

Once consultation has completed on 28 February 2019, the Department will prepare a report that outlines the key take-outs from the consultation process, which will be made publicly available by April 2019.


These take-outs will be vital to the draft Go Jindabyne Masterplan.


Working Group

A Go Jindabyne Working Group will be established, comprised of local organisations and community groups, representatives from the Department and Snowy Monaro Regional Council. The Working Group will meet at important milestones during the development of the Go Jindabyne Masterplan and will provide an opportunity for the community to be involved to ensure its vision and values are reflected in the Masterplan


Community Vision

In April 2019 the Department will be back in Jindabyne to meet with the community and stakeholders for a series of ‘vision’ sessions where we will be asking participants to imagine how they would like Jindabyne to grow and develop in coming years.


Research and Analysis

The Department will embark on a series of technical studies to provide in-depth analysis on the following aspects of Jindabyne and surrounds:

  • Economic Development
  • Demographics and Housing
  • Environment and Heritage
  • Infrastructure and Services
  • Mobility and Connectivity


Draft Masterplan

The consultation, research and analysis will inform the development of the Draft Go Jindabyne Masterplan that is scheduled to be released for the public to have its say on by August 2019.

The final Go Jindabyne Masterplan is scheduled for release in November 2019.

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