What Wagga Wagga offers
The precinct covers 4,500 hectares including 300 hectares already developed as part of the Bomen Business Park.
The precinct connects Australia’s richest food growing region to the world. Located on the Inland Rail, the precinct houses the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RiFL) hub, with overnight access to international ports and 75% Australia’s population.
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Businesses that set themselves up in the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct will have access to new industrial roads, freight rail links, digital connectivity, a streamlined planning process and the certainty of being located in a government precinct.
5-10% of metro
Cost of industrial land
By air to Sydney
Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct area
Industry and employment opportunities
The precinct will build on already-planned private and government investments. Up to 6,000 new jobs will be created across a range of industries.
The Bomen Business Park is already home to a range of businesses including food manufacturers and transport companies. The precinct will make it easier for existing and new companies to do business Australia-wide and throughout the world.
Read more about the goals and vision for our Special Activation Precincts.
The precinct presents a unique opportunity to expand existing freight and logistics operations. It is located along the Inland Rail and new Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RiFL) hub.
The precinct has direct access to Port Botany and Port Melbourne. With the completion of Inland Rail, access will be extended to Brisbane.
Wagga Wagga is the gateway to the Riverina, NSW’s food bowl, generating 23% of the state’s agricultural production. It offers numerous opportunities to capitalise, with potential to add value at every stage of the supply chain. Wagga Wagga’s location offers efficient market access to target retail-ready, high-value products to premium global markets.
Bomen Business Park is home to food manufacturers, transport companies, and a range of enterprises already benefiting from colocation.
Wagga Wagga is already home to advanced manufacturing businesses, offering access to a highly-skilled and diversified workforce.
Digital infrastructure across the precinct offers fantastic opportunities to expand and value-add through automation and supply chain solutions. This reduces costs and improves product traceability.
The region is already renowned for international agricultural research and technology commercialisation. The Wagga Wagga precinct builds on this by offering research and development opportunities in:
- Industry 4.0
Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation is working with partners such as TAFE and Charles Sturt University. The goal is to provide education and training opportunities which align with skill demands.
The Wagga Wagga precinct will be one of Australia’s first UNIDO Eco Industrial parks. These enable companies to gain competitive advantage through a circular economy.
Infrastructure for sustainable, cost-effective energy sources such as bioenergy and hydrogen, will be incorporated. The precinct will ultimately generate 100% of its own energy from renewable sources.
The region already contains successful recycling and renewable energy companies, in the Bomen Business Park. These include:
- A lead and battery recycling facility. This provides waste recovery services, thereby minimising waste streams and landfill.
- Spark Infrastructure with its 120-megawatt Bomen Solar Farm
With increased freight and logistics connections, there are opportunities for other higher value industries which recycle products.
The precinct also allows for additional energy generation opportunities.
Delivery process and next steps
The Special Activation Precinct model supports streamlined development approvals and business concierge support. This gives investors the confidence to relocate, establish operations, and attract skilled workers.
- The Wagga Wagga precinct is now in the delivery phase, led by the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation.
- The delivery plan outlines the process and requirements for a business to set up and operate in the precinct, supported by the streamlined planning process.
- The design and construction contract for the first stage of infrastructure has been awarded, and construction is underway.
- For more information on our progress, review the latest project updates.
Consultation with community and businesses.
Draft master plan and State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts-Regional) 2021 amendment.
Exhibited for feedback, addressing zone, objectives, and land uses.
Following detailed community and stakeholder consultation, the master plan and new planning framework were finalised.
View the master plan, State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts-Regional) 2021, response to submissions report and Frequently Asked Questions.
The precinct is now in the delivery phase, led by the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation
The delivery plan has been finalised, outlining the process and requirements for a business to set up and operate in the precinct, and sets the criteria for the precinct’s design, landscaping, infrastructure planning, delivery and proposal assessment.
Work commenced on Stage 1 enabling infrastructure, being delivered by Wagga Wagga City Council
Latest updates and resources
Browse and download more information about our Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct, including:
- Master plan
- Response to submissions report
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Activation Precinct Certificate determinations
Contact us about our Wagga Wagga precinct
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.
Phone: 1300 REGION (73 44 66)
Find out more about our Special Activation Precincts, Regional Job Precincts, Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation, and the Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.
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Our goals and vision for Special Activation Precincts
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.