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Williamtown Special Activation Precinct draft master plan

The Williamtown Special Activation Precinct will deliver jobs and growth to the Williamtown area.

The precinct capitalises on the emerging defence and aerospace industry around Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown and the Newcastle Airport.  It will become a leading defence and aerospace precinct. Once finalised the master plan will be the 40-year strategic plan for the precinct.

The Williamtown Special Activation Precinct draft master plan is an important part of the planning framework to deliver the vision for the precinct. Once finalised, it will be a statutory planning document supporting the State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts - Regional) 2021 (Precincts-Regional SEPP).  

Revised draft master plan

The department exhibited a revised draft master plan, the discussion paper and updated technical studies due to a reduction in the precinct footprint size.

The draft master plan was originally exhibited in April 2022 when the department received more than 45 submissions. Based on feedback from submissions, results from technical studies, findings from engineering work and additional economic analysis, the footprint of the precinct was reduced and the master plan revised accordingly.

The revised plan was on exhibition and open for feedback between January – February  2023.

If you provided feedback during the original exhibition, this will still be considered with the revised draft master plan. If you have additional feedback, please make a new submission using the online form below.

View the technical documents

View the archived documents (2022 exhibition)

The department will publish a submissions report that summarises all feedback received and how this feedback informs the final master plan.

It is expected that the master plan and submissions report will be finalised in late 2023.


  • 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

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