The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct (SAP) was announced in November 2019 after feedback on the Go Jindabyne master plan revealed the need to expand the project focus to the Snowy Mountains region as a whole.
The department, in collaboration with the Department of Regional NSW, is currently developing a 40-year master plan for the Snowy Mountains SAP.
The Master Plan aims to grow a strong one-season visitor economy into a successful four-season destination by stimulating economic development and investment and increasing year-round jobs in supporting industries.
It also aims to leverage the region’s natural beauty and unique climate to improve the tourism amenity of the area and invest in the region’s infrastructure and services to meet the growing needs of permanent residents, seasonal workers and temporary visitors.
The Snowy Mountains SAP draft Master Plan exhibition period has been extended until 23 August 2021. This recent extension brings the exhibition period to 56 days, double the standard 28 day exhibition period. This is an opportunity for the community, visitors and other stakeholders to provide feedback on this important plan.
Accompanying the draft Master Plan is a Discussion Paper (Explanation of Intended Effect) that proposes the addition of the Snowy Mountains SAP to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Activation Precincts) 2020 (Activation Precincts SEPP).
The Snowy Mountains SAP Master Plan will be the 40-year strategic plan for the precinct. Other local plans and development controls will need to be amended to align with this strategy. They include the amendment to the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management, also on public exhibition.
In the near future, the Alpine State Environmental Planning Policy (Alpine SEPP) will be reviewed with the aim of streamlining development approvals within the Special Activation Precinct areas of the Kosciuszko National Park while not compromising the unique values of the park. This is proposed to include a Development Control Plan and site planning for ski areas.
Your feedback during the exhibition period helps us better understand the views of the community, which will inform the final Master Plan.
You can provide your feedback:
The team is currently assessing ways in which the community and other stakeholders can participate in consultation sessions.
The team ran two webinars on Tuesday 13 July and Wednesday 14 July. You can view a recording of the webinar. Frequently Asked Questions from the webinars will be loaded soon.
To replace our drop-in sessions about the draft master plan for the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct, the Department will be holding small group face to face consultation sessions.
These sessions will be restricted in numbers to ensure the sessions are COVID-safe and provide an opportunity for people to have their questions answered in a small group environment. Staff from regional NSW will be conducting the sessions.
You may come along to whichever sessions suit your interests, but you must register by clicking on the links below and selecting a date and time. There are a range of sessions and times.
The sessions are restricted to 8 attendees and will run for 30 minutes so everyone has a chance to ask questions and enable discussion on a similar topic. Please follow the current COVID-19 rules and restrictions when attending these events.
The sessions are broken down into three different themes, please select from the below to view the available timeslots and register via Eventbrite:
When the exhibition period for the draft Master Plan has ended, submissions will be assessed and considered as the plan is finalised.
All submissions will be published along with a submissions report.
We are planning to finalise the Snowy Mountains SAP Master Plan in the first half of 2022.
The Snowy Mountains SAP forms 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.
You can read more about Special Activation Precincts.
Read the latest update from the team in our March 2021 Newsletter.
Register your details to receive updates on the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct.