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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.

Special Activation Precincts explained

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

Streetscapes, Moree

The planning approval pathway

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.

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

Parkes Special Activation Precinct

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

Canola Fields, Parkes

Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct

The Wagga Wagga SAP capitalises off the Inland Rail Project, bringing manufacturing, agribusiness, and freight and logistics to Wagga Wagga.

Image credit: Destination NSW

Wagga Beach, Wagga Wagga

Williamtown Special Activation Precinct

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

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

Moree Special Activation Precinct

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

Moree Golf Club, Moree

Narrabri Special Activation Precinct

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

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Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct

2036 Masterplan to revitalise the Snowy Mountains region.

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