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Special activation precincts

Special activation precincts (SAPs) bring together planning and investment support services to deliver industrial and commercial infrastructure in 6 dedicated areas of regional NSW.

The services allow businesses to establish and grow with confidence, providing more local jobs and driving economic growth.

The creation of special activation precincts is 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.

How do special activation precincts work?

SAPs bring together planning and investment to focus on growing jobs and economic activity in regional NSW.

Mural on a local store located on Heber Street in Moree. Credit: Destination NSW
Aerial view of Moree community and infrastructure.

The precinct will foster a business hub specialising in agribusiness, logistics and food processing.

Aerial view of Narrabri community and infrastructure.

This precinct will capitalise on the inland rail, Narrabri–West Walgett Line and Narrabri northern NSW inland port.

Fields of canola growing at a farm in Parkes. Credit: Destination NSW

The precinct capitalises on the inland rail project, bringing new businesses to the area and jobs in freight and logistics.

Aerial view of Wagga Wagga community and infrastructure.

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts-Regional) 2021 (precincts–regional SEPP) provides the framework for special activation precincts.

Snowboarders in the NSW snowfields.

The precinct will become a year-round tourism destination and the alpine capital of Australia.

Aerials overlooking the city of Wagga Wagga and the Murrumbidgee River. Credit: Destination NSW

The precinct capitalises on the inland rail project, bringing manufacturing, agribusiness, and freight and logistics to the area.

Aeroplanes at the Williamtown RAAF base.

The precinct will capitalise on the presence of Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown and Newcastle Airport.