Special Activation Precincts: regional NSW

Driving economic growth and prosperity in our regions.

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About our Special Activation Precincts

Special Activation Precincts are world-class, sustainable business hubs. Their goal is to create jobs and fuel economic development across regional NSW. 

These hubs build on the competitive and industrial strengths of each region, such as: 

  • freight and logistics 
  • advanced manufacturing and agribusiness 
  • renewable energy and recycling  
  • tourism and hospitality 
  • critical minerals 

Read more about Special Activation Precinct Goals and vision 

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Key drivers

~$1 billion in government funding


30-day approvals


4 precincts


Precinct locations


Will be home to a range of industries including food manufacturing, recycling, resource recovery and critical minerals processing. 

Wagga Wagga

Sustainable hub of high value production and manufacturing, located on the Inland Rail. 


Diversifying the region’s strong agricultural economy, intensive horticulture and food processing opportunities.

Snowy Mountains

Focused on addressing housing shortages and diversity in Jindabyne while preserving the environment and heritage of the Snowy Mountains.

Special Activation Precincts previously announced in Williamtown and Narrabri are not proceeding.

Our approach

We work in partnership with government, business, industry, research institutes and education providers to coordinate and deliver precincts, including: 


Government-led studies

To ensure strategic land use and infrastructure planning for the precinct.


Streamlined planning

Streamlined planning and approval processes to cut red tape and provide certainty and confidence to businesses and investors.


Government-led development

To coordinate each precinct's development in line with the social, economic and environmental requirements for each region.


Infrastructure investment

Tailored investment in enabling infrastructure to support local and business needs, which may include roads, utilities, waste management and digital connectivity.


Business concierge

Targeted business and concierge services to attract investment and support businesses to establish and grow in each precinct.


Special Activation Precinct updates and resources

Special Activation Precincts are funded by the Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund with joint planning, coordination and delivery by the Department of Regional NSW, the Department of Planning and Environment, and the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation.

Learn more about what we do

Contact us about our Special Activation Precincts

For details on the progress of construction or investment opportunities, please contact us at the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Email: activationprecincts@regional.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1300 REGION (73 44 66)

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