NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Moree Special Activation Precinct

Moree was announced as a Special Activation Precinct in December 2019.

The Moree Special Activation 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’s Master Plan outlines a 40-year strategic plan and was finalised on 16 March 2022.

Background

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 draft Master Plan.

We exhibited the draft Master Plan and technical studies during May to 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 all available on the Planning Portal.

In August 2022, the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation exhibited the precinct’s Delivery Plan. The Moree Precinct Delivery Plan sets out criteria for design, landscaping, infrastructure planning, delivery and proposal assessment. A delivery plan is a statutory document, referenced in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts-Regional) 2021, and is required before any development can occur within a Special Activation Precinct.

Next steps

The Moree Special Activation Precinct Delivery Plan has now been finalised and is available for download below, including a submissions report during the exhibition period in August 2022.

The Delivery Plan provides more detail on site-specific development controls, specific strategies for managing environmental impact and ongoing monitoring requirements.

View the Delivery Plan

Applications for the new streamlined planning process including an activation precinct certificate can now be received by the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation. If the development meets the requirements of the Master Plan and the Delivery Plan, an activation precinct certificate can be issued for a development application or complying development certificate application.

If you are looking to expand your business assets, looking to invest in the precinct, or have any questions please call 1300 73 44 66 and the team can assist you in accessing the streamlined planning approval process.

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Page last updated: 16/11/2022