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Parkes Special Activation Precinct Master Plan

Special Activation Precincts are being delivered by the NSW Government as part of the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.

They bring together planning and investment to create more jobs and economic growth in regional NSW.

The Parkes Precinct draft master plan was exhibited in September - October 2019. The feedback we received during this period informed the Activation Precincts SEPP and the Parkes Precinct Master Plan, which came into effect on 12 June 2020.

In March 2022 the Activation Precincts SEPP was consolidated with four other SEPPs into the Precincts-Regional SEPP.

Boundary adjustment

A minor change to the boundary of the Parkes precinct was exhibited in November 2021 and approved in March 2022. The boundary adjustment increases the size of the precinct by approximately 21 hectares, allowing for better alignment with the Parkes bypass. The area has become part of the commercial gateway sub-precinct, contributing to more local jobs and business opportunities. 

Amendment to the Master Plan

Section 3.2.2 of the Master Plan (Biodiversity, vegetation and the landscape) has been amended to allow a more flexible and pragmatic approach to the application of the performance criteria.

Delivery plan and activation precinct certificates

In October 2021, the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation exhibited the Parkes precinct draft Delivery Plan. A Delivery Plan is a statutory document, referenced in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts-Regional) 2021, and is required before any development can occur within a special activation precinct.

The Parkes Delivery Plan has now been finalised and sets out the criteria for design, landscaping, infrastructure planning, delivery and proposal assessment.

More information

For more information on the Parkes Master Plan please see the:

Submissions (34)

  • AGL Energy Ltd View
  • Albury City.PDF View
  • Central Coast Council.PDF View
  • EDO NSW.PDF View
  • Ethos Urban on behalf of TF Hill.PDF View
  • FRV on behalf of Goonumbla Solar Farm.PDF View
  • Karen Skinner.PDF View
  • Kasie Ferguson obo Railway Parkes Hotel.PDF View
  • Ken Keith.PDF View
  • Lake Macquarie Council.PDF View
  • Lauren Hogan and Michael Sutton (3 of 3).PDF View
  • Local Government NSW.PDF View
  • Lyndall Bowen.PDF View
  • Mark and Sharon Ross.PDF View
  • Michael Sutton (1 of 3).PDF View
  • Michael Sutton (2 of 3).PDF View
  • Moree Plains Shire.PDF View
  • MRA on behalf of Westlime.PDF View
  • Muswellbrook Shire Council.PDF View
  • Nichole Priest obo SES Parkes.PDF View
  • Orange City Council.PDF View
  • Parkes Shire Council.PDF View
  • Planning Institute Australia.PDF View
  • Renewal Energy Developments (RED).PDF View
  • Richmond Valley Council.PDF View
  • SA Field & Sons.PDF View
  • SCT Master Plan (1).PDF View
  • SCT EIE (2).PDF View
  • Shoalhaven City Council.pdf View
  • Tracie Robertson obo Ray White Parkes.PDF View
  • Wagga Wagga City Council.PDF View
  • Walt Coulston obo CK Property Group.PDF View
  • Yasmin Davies.PDF View
  • Adam and Aleta Parkes SAP.pdf View

Technical Studies (13)

Exhibition Plans (3)


  • On Exhibition

    The consultation is open for public comment.

  • Under Consideration

    We'll be reviewing what you told us.

  • Made and Finalised

    The final outcomes of this consultation will be documented here.

Consultation period


More information

Exhibiting agency or agencies: DPIE
Exhibition location: NSW Planning Portal