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Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct

Snowy Mountain

Special Activation Precinctsare unique to regional NSW and bring together planning and investment to focus on growing jobs and economic activity in the local area.

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

The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinctdraft Master Plan was exhibited up until midnight 23 August 2021. The Master Plan is set to outline the 40-year vision for the area as a year-round tourist destination with new business opportunities, services and community infrastructure for the people that live, work and visit the region.

The Master Plan is an important part of the planning framework for the delivery of the Special Activation Precinct. Once finalised, it will be a statutory planning document that supports the State Environmental Planning Policy (Activation Precincts) 2020 (Activation Precincts SEPP), State Environmental Planning Policy (Kosciuszko National Park—Alpine Resorts) 2007 (Alpine SEPP), Snowy River Local Environmental Plan 2013 (Snowy River LEP), and the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management 2006.

draft amendment to the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management was also exhibited. Activities and developments within the National Park must comply with the Plan of Management. A review of the Alpine SEPP will commence towards the end of 2021 and into 2022, with the aim of streamlining development approvals within Special Activation Precinct areas of the National Park. This is proposed to include a Development Control Plan and site planning for ski areas.

The draft Master Plan and Discussion Paper

The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct draft Master Plan and Discussion Paper was on exhibition for 56 days for community and stakeholder feedback until 23 August 2021.

The Department will release the final Master Plan in the first half of 2022 along with a submissions report.


View the technical studies

The Department will publish a submissions report, once all feedback has been assessed.

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NSW Planning Portal