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


The SAP capitalises on the emerging aerospace industry around Newcastle Airport and the Williamtown Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base. It will establish the area as a national and international hub that supports defence and aerospace.


A draft Master Plan will be developed for the Williamtown SAP. We will engage with the community once we begin the master planning process in 2020. It is anticipated that the draft Master Plan will be released for public exhibition in the second half of 2021.


What happens next?


We will be working very closely with Port Stephens Council on the draft Master Plan.


We will conduct technical studies of an area surrounding Newcastle Airport, the RAAF base and the rural suburbs of Williamtown, Fullerton Cove and Salt Ash. The technical studies will cover topics such as environment and heritage, sustainability and infrastructure.


We will inform landowners and the community and invite their feedback throughout the master planning process.


The results of these studies and community engagement will help to inform the final size and location of the Williamtown SAP area.


Find the factsheet for the Williamtown Special Activation Precinct (PDF, 213 KB).


Read the frequently asked questions about the Williamtown Special Activation Precinct (PDF, 49 KB).


Want to know more?

Read the latest update from the team in our August 2021 newsletter (PDF, 47 KB). 


Read the latest update from the team in our February 2021 newsletter (PDF, 293 KB). 

Page last updated: 06/08/2021