NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Special Activation Precincts

Special Activation Precincts are a new way of planning and delivering industrial and commercial infrastructure projects in dedicated areas in region NSW, by bringing together planning and investment support services.

This means that businesses will be able to establish and grow with certainty and confidence knowing that the right planning framework is in place to enable more local jobs and drive economic outcomes in regional NSW.

The creation of Special Activation Precincts is part of the NSW Government’s 20 Year Economic Vision for Regional NSW and will be delivered as part of the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.

Streetscapes, Moree

What makes a SAP and how they support business and industries for regional growth.

Panoramic views of Wagga Wagga. Photo by: Destination NSW.

A new Activation Precincts State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) has now been introduced to facilitate a new planning framework for Special Activation Precincts in regional NSW.

Canola Fields, Parkes

The Parkes SAP takes advantage of the Inland Rail Project, bringing new local businesses to the area and jobs in freight and logistics.

Wagga Beach, Wagga Wagga

The Wagga Wagga SAP capitalises off the Inland Rail Project, bringing manufacturing, agribusiness, and freight and logistics to Wagga Wagga. Image credit: Destination NSW

A view of military aircraft taking off from an airbase runway.

The Williamtown Special Activation Precinct (SAP) delivers jobs and growth to the Williamtown area.

Moree Golf Club, Moree

The Moree SAP will bring a business hub to Moree that specialises in agribusiness, logistics and food processing.

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The Narrabri Special Activation Precinct will attract employment and investment opportunities to the region.

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2036 Masterplan to revitalise the Snowy Mountains region.