Special Activation Precincts: regional NSW

Driving economic growth and prosperity in our regions.

Aerial view over Jindabyne near lake

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 

  • defence 

  • advanced manufacturing and agribusiness 

  • renewable energy and recycling  

  • tourism and hospitality 

  • critical minerals 

Read more about Special Activation Precinct Goals and vision 



Key drivers

$1 billion in government funding


30-day approvals


6 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

Driving year-round alpine tourism to create long-term sustainable growth.


A defence and aerospace hub located beside the Royal Australian Air Force base and upgraded Newcastle Airport.


Opportunities for energy-intensive industries and advanced manufacturing.

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.


Support for moving to regional NSW

The NSW Government offers financial support to existing businesses and new investors in regional NSW.

Regional Skills Relocation Grants

Grants of up to $12,500 per worker help attract skilled employees to regional NSW businesses.

Regional Investment Activation Fund

The $110 million Regional Investment Activation Fund will co-invest with eligible businesses on projects that deliver significant economic, social and/or environmental benefits for a priority industry or location.

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.

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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