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.
A 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 Snowy Mountains draft Master Plan
- View the alternative plan for East Jindabyne
- View the Snowy Mountains SAP draft Master Plan Appendix
- View the Discussion Paper
- View the Video
- Frequently Asked Questions
View the technical studies
View the technical studies
- Snowy Mountains SAP Structure Plan – Part 1
- Snowy Mountains SAP Structure Plan – Part 2
- Public Space Study
- Snowy Mountains SAP Planning Recommendations Report
- Snowy Mountains SAP maps
- Aboriginal Heritage Study
- Biodiversity Study
- Carrying Capacity Framework
- Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) Study
- Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) factsheet
- Economic Development Study
- Economic Development factsheet
- Flooding Study
- Geotechnical Study
- Historical Heritage Study
- Housing and accommodation report
- Housing and accommodation factsheet
- Hydrogeology Study
- Infrastructure Study
- Renewable Energy Study
- Salt Impact Management Study
- Strategic Bushfire Study
- Social infrastructure report
- Social infrastructure factsheet
- Sport infrastructure report
- Sport infrastructure factsheet
- Tourism report
- Tourism factsheet
- Transport Technical Study
- Sports and Education Sub-Precinct Design Investigations
The Department will publish a submissions report, once all feedback has been assessed.