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Special Activation Precincts

Special Activation Precincts are dedicated areas in regional NSW that have been identified by the NSW Government as places where businesses in many sectors will thrive.

These precincts will create jobs, attract businesses and investors, and fuel economic development in regional NSW to ensure regions are well placed to grow and meet future economic needs. All Special Activation Precincts will be delivered as part of the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund and support industries such as:

  • agribusiness and forestry
  • resources and mining
  • tourism and hospitality
  • tertiary education and skills
  • health and residential care
  • freight and logistics
  • defence
  • advanced manufacturing
  • renewable energy
  • technology-enabled primary industries.

Special Activation Precincts are unique to regional NSW, and bring together planning and investment to focus on growing jobs and economic activity in an area. Precincts will support industries in line with the competitive advantages and economic strengths of each area. 

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    A Special Activation Precinct (SAP) is a dedicated area in a regional location identified by the NSW Government to become a thriving business hub.

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    Parkes is the first official Special Activation Project (SAP), taking advantage of location, business development opportunities and employment growth offered by the east-west rail line and the Inland Rail project, placing Parkes at the crossroads of Australia.

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