Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct

A Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct is being planned to fulfil the incredible potential of the Snowy Mountains region, to create business and investment opportunities and to drive year-round alpine tourism.

Plans for the Snowy Mountains

The master planning process is in its final stages for the Snowy Mountains precinct following the exhibition of the draft master plan. 

Investigations for the precinct covered a large area of the region, focusing on the Jindabyne town centre and areas of high tourism interest within Kosciuszko National Park, including Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass. The proposed final boundaries for the Snowy Mountains precinct is outlined in the draft master plan.

Industry and employment opportunities

Building on work already undertaken as part of the Go Jindabyne master plan, there is an opportunity to grow Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains region into Australia’s alpine capital, benefitting industries including:

  • Tourism and hospitality; and
  • Sport and recreation.

Tourism is already a growth engine for the Snowy Mountains, however the precinct draft master plan has identified opportunities to: 

  • improve community facilities and amenities
  • provide new housing for residents and tourists
  • plan for aged care facilities
  • develop a sport and education precinct
  • provide a world class mountain bike and adventure park
  • provide upgrades to the Kosciuszko National Park.
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Next steps

The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct draft master plan exhibition closed on 23 August 2021.

Submissions made during the exhibition period will be assessed and considered by the Department of Planning and Environment. 

Community engagement will continue while submissions are assessed, ahead of the final master plan and government investment decision in the first half of 2022.

Before the plan is finalised, the Department will inform the community and key stakeholders of changes made to the Master Plan based on feedback.

There will be additional opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct beyond the master planning phase of the project.  This will include consultation on the Delivery Plan and Development Control Plans both of which will occur once the master plan is finalised in 2022.

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