The Narrabri Special Activation Precinct will attract employment and investment to the region, capitalising on its proximity to the inland rail, Narrabri–West Walgett line and Narrabri northern NSW inland port.
The precinct will also identify housing, infrastructure and social facilities required for the town to support additional growth.
Narrabri will have direct access to national and international markets via the inland rail. Its precinct will be a thriving commercial hub that will target energy-intensive manufacturing, value-add agricultural production, recycling, and freight and logistics.
The investigation area of the precinct includes the Narrabri northern NSW inland port, which is 6 km west of the town centre on Yarrie Lake Road.
The final boundary of the precinct will be determined after technical investigations and community consultation.
We are preparing a schedule for State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts—Regional) 2021, which will rezone land and create exempt and complying development pathways for projects within the precinct.
Draft master plan
We are working with Narrabri Shire Council on the draft master plan for the special activation precinct. The plan will go on public exhibition in 2023.
We will engage with landowners and the community and invite feedback.