Special activation precincts are areas in regional NSW that bring together planning and investment to boost jobs and economic activity.
The precincts are designed to support industries in line with the competitive advantages and economic strengths of each area.
A town may qualify for a special activation precinct if either:
- the area aligns with the NSW Government's 20-year economic vision for regional NSW
- there are growth opportunities for new and existing industries
- population and jobs growth are expected to increase
- infrastructure projects are underway or expected, such as the inland rail.
We are responsible for preparing the planning framework for each special activation precinct.
Within special activation precincts, most eligible projects can be completed as complying or exempt development, reducing time and cost for investors.
Forming special activation precincts
|Government led-studies||We conduct technical studies to develop each precinct’s master plan. This ensures land uses and development occur in the right places and removes the burden from investors wanting to grow or start a business.|
|Fast-track planning||Once the master plan and other planning instruments are endorsed, streamlined approval processes become available to investors. These may include exempt and complying development pathways.|
|Government-led development||Each precinct will have a delivery plan to go with its master plan. The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation will coordinate delivery to ensure orderly development, sensitive to market drivers, landowners and infrastructure delivery.|
|Infrastructure development||Government will invest in new or upgraded roads, water, power, digital connectivity and social infrastructure for each precinct, removing barriers to investment.|
|Business concierge||The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation offers concierge services to targeted business to help them establish and grow.|