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Wagga Wagga was announced as a Special Activation Precinct (SAP) in January 2019.


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


The Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct Master Plan came into effect on 21 May 2021 .


What's happened so far?

We drafted a Master Plan for the Wagga Wagga SAP that focuses on the area spanning out from the Bomen Business Park in Wagga Wagga.


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 Wagga Wagga SAP draft Master Plan.


We exhibited the draft Master Plan and technical studies during July – September 2020, along with a Discussion Paper that detailed the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) of an amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Activation Precincts) 2020 (Activation Precincts SEPP). The exhibition documents, submissions we received and the submission report are available on the Planning Portal.


The Wagga Wagga SAP Master Plan has now been endorsed. The Activation Precincts SEPP amendment to facilitate the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct will come into effect upon completion of the Delivery Plan, proposed timing of 31 December 2021. 


Development in the area can continue under the existing Wagga Wagga Local Environment Plan (LEP) while the Delivery Plan is being finalised, whereby Wagga Wagga City Council will consider the Master Plan in determining any development application.


Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 78 KB) for more information.

What happens next?

The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation is responsible for the delivery of the Wagga Wagga SAP in line with the Activation Precincts SEPP and the Wagga Wagga SAP Master Plan.


Prior to the commencement of construction for any stage of development the Development Corporation will prepare a Delivery Plan, which provides more detail on site specific development controls, specific strategies for managing environmental impact and ongoing monitoring requirements.


The draft Delivery Plan is now on exhibition until Wednesday 20 April 2022. Please visit the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation website. The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation will be keeping the community and stakeholders updated on delivery.


Page last updated: 25/03/2022