A Special Activation Precinct is a dedicated area in a regional location identified by the NSW Government to become a thriving business hub.
Precincts will create jobs, attract businesses and investors, support local industries and fuel economic development. This is all part of our plan to ensure regional NSW is well placed to grow and meet future economic needs across a range of industries, including:
freight and logistics
recycling and waste management
How will Special Activation Precincts be delivered?
There are five key elements that can create a Special Activation Precinct, these are:
1. Fast track planning
Streamlined planning and approval processes to provide certainty and confidence to businesses and investors.
2. Infrastructure investment
Tailored investment in enabling infrastructure to support local and business needs, which may include roads, utilities, waste management and digital connectivity.
3. Government-led studies
To ensure strategic land use and infrastructure planning for the precinct.
4. Government-led development
To coordinate each precinct’s development in line with the social, economic and environmental requirements for each region.
5. 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, including:
The $100 million Regional Job Creation Fund that supports regional investment and job creation by offering up to $10 million in co-funding to activate or bring forward regional projects in engine, enabling or emerging engine industries.
The $250 million Jobs Plus Program which supports companies that want to expand their footprint in NSW. The program will reduce the cost of establishment, financial risk and increase speed to market for businesses looking to scale and grow in NSW.
Relocation grants of up to $10,000 per worker are also available to help attract skilled employees to regional NSW businesses.