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.
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.
The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation is responsible for the delivery of the Moree precinct in line with the Precincts-Regional SEPP and the 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 will provide more detail on site specific development controls, specific strategies for managing environmental impact and ongoing monitoring requirements. The Delivery Plan is required to be placed on public exhibition, allowing the community and other stakeholders to give feedback.
The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation will be keeping the community and stakeholders updated throughout the delivery phase.
Page last updated: 16/03/2022