Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct

The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct master plan is finalised and will drive year round alpine tourism to fulfil the incredible potential of the Snowy Mountains region.

Plans for the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains precinct covers 4,879 hectares across the Catalyst and Growth precincts in Jindabyne and the Alpine region that will create long-term sustainable growth, and business and investment opportunities across the next 40 years. 

Investigations for the precinct covered a large area of the region, focused on the Jindabyne town centre and areas of high tourism interest within Kosciuszko National Park, including Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass.

Industry and employment opportunities

Building on work already undertaken as part of the Go Jindabyne master plan, the master planning focused on the 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 master plan identifies 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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Master plan finalised

Following detailed community and stakeholder consultation, the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct master plan and new planning framework have been finalised.

You can view the master plan, State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts-Regional) 2021, submissions report and Frequently Asked Questions at: planning.nsw.gov.au/snowymountainssap

Precinct delivery

The precinct is now in the delivery planning stage that will provide the blueprint for how enabling infrastructure and utilities upgrades will roll-out, including foreshore improvements, shared paths and park improvements, the adventure park, town centre amenity upgrades and car parking.

As part of this process, further scoping studies will be undertaken and there will be additional opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the Delivery Plan and Development Control Plans both of which will occur later this year and into 2023.

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