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A Special Activation Precinct is a dedicated area in a regional location identified by the NSW Government to become a thriving business hub, by bringing together planning and investment to focus on growing jobs and economic activity. The Snowy Mountains is one of six identified precincts.

The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct Master Plan, which outlines a 40-year strategic plan for the precinct, was finalised on 1 July 2022.

The NSW government announced $391.3M to support the delivery of the precinct that will enable the region to become a year-round tourism destination and the alpine capital of Australia.

What’s happened so far?

We conducted technical studies that covered subjects including environment, social infrastructure, sustainability and public space and consulted with the community. The results of the technical studies formed an evidence base for the Master Plan.

We exhibited the draft Master Plan and technical studies during June-August 2021, along with a Discussion Paper that detailed the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) of an amendment to relevant Environmental Planning Instruments (EPIs) including the State Environmental Planning Policy Precincts—Regional 2021 (Precincts—Regional SEPP). The Master Plan, exhibition documents, submissions received, and the Submissions Report are available on the Planning Portal.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions (PDF, 153 KB) for more information.

What happens next?

As the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct’s Master Plan is finalised, along with the amendments to the relevant EPIs, the precinct will move into a delivery phase. This will include the department preparing and consulting on a Jindabyne Catalyst Precinct Delivery Plan, Jindabyne Growth Precinct Development Control Plan and Alpine Development Control Plan to provide design guidance for development in the precinct.

The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation will be partnering with the department to prepare and exhibit Jindabyne Catalyst Precinct Delivery Plan which includes:

  • commencing the construction program, including preparing detailed designs
  • consultation with stakeholders
  • a tender process to design and construct supporting infrastructure
  • commencing construction.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council will be partnering with the department to prepare and exhibit the Jindabyne Growth Precinct Development Control Plan.

National Parks and Wildlife Service will support the department to prepare and consult on the Alpine Precinct Development Control Plan.

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