Special Activation Precincts are unique to regional NSW and bring together planning and investment to focus on growing jobs and economic activity in the local area.
The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct Master Plan outlines 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.
Thank you for your feedback
During June - August 2021, the Department sought feedback from the community, businesses, government agencies and other stakeholders during the exhibition of the draft Master Plan for the precinct.
The feedback we received helped us better understand the opinions and views of the community, which informed the Master Plan. This feedback has also helped to shape amendments to Chapter 3 and 4 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts—Regional) 2021 (Precincts—Regional SEPP).
Streamlined planning pathways
On 1 July 2022, the Master Plan was finalised, outlining a 40-year strategic plan for the Precinct.
The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct has established a three-tiered planning framework to streamline planning pathways. This includes amendments to the following Environmental Planning Instruments (EPIs):
- Provisions from an amended Snowy River Local Environmental Plan 2013 (Snowy River LEP) will apply to land within the Jindabyne Growth Precinct. Development of these sites will be facilitated by Snowy Monaro Regional Council through the Master Plan and Development Control Plan/s
- Provisions from the Precincts—Regional SEPP Chapter 3 - Activation Precincts will apply to land within the Jindabyne Catalyst Precinct. Development of these sites will be facilitated by the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation through the Master Plan and Delivery Plan/s
- Provisions from the Precincts—Regional SEPP Chapter 4 - Kosciuszko National Park and alpine resorts will apply to land within the Alpine Precinct. Development of these sites will be facilitated by the Department through the Master Plan and Alpine Development Control Plan
- Amendments to the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management have been made to enable the core elements of the Precinct and adjust parkwide policy on built accommodation
The Master Plan sets out the vision, principles, and precinct-wide performance criteria to support the planning controls in the EPIs.
To view the submissions, the Submissions Report and frequently asked questions see below.
- State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts—Regional) 2021 (Precincts—Regional SEPP
- Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct Master Plan
- Snowy Mountains Master Plan Submissions Report
- Frequently asked questions
- Fact sheet
View the technical studies
View the technical studies
- Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report (updated)
- Aboriginal Engagement Report
- Airport Infrastructure Report
- Biodiversity Report
- Biodiversity Assessment of Alpine Sub-Precincts
- Biodiversity Assessment of Catalyst Sub-Precincts
- Biodiversity Assessment of Growth Sub-Precincts
- Carrying Capacity Framework (updated)
- Climate Change Adaption Plan
- Economic Development Study
- Ecologically Sustainable Development Report
- Flooding Technical Study
- Geotechnical Technical Study
- Historic Heritage Report (updated)
- Housing and Accommodation Study (updated)
- Hydrogeology Technical Study
- Infrastructure Technical Report
- Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre Study
- Planning Recommendations Report
- Public Space Report
- Renewable Energy Technical Study
- Salt Impact Management Plan
- Strategic Bushfire Study
- Social infrastructure report
- Social infrastructure factsheet
- Sport Infrastructure Study
- Structure Plan – Part 1 (updated)
- Structure Plan – Part 2 (updated)
- Tourism Study (updated)
- Tourism factsheet
- Transport Technical Study (includes Town Centre Parking Plan)
- Sports and Education Sub-Precinct Design Investigations