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Williamtown Special Activation Precinct draft master plan

Port Stephens

The Williamtown Special Activation Precinct (the Precinct) delivers 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 Williamtown Special Activation Precinct. Once finalised, it will be a statutory planning document supporting the State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts - Regional) 2021 (Precincts-Regional SEPP).  

We are proposing to amend the Planning Systems SEPP to identify the Williamtown Special Activation Precinct as a site of state and regional significance.

Amendment to both SEPPs are outlined in the discussion paper.

The draft master plan and discussion paper 

The Williamtown Special Activation Precinct draft master plan and discussion paper was on exhibition for 56 days, and ended on 8 June 2022.  The master plan is expected to be finalised late 2022.

View the Williamtown draft master plan 
View the discussion paper 
Frequently asked questions 

The department thanks you for your feedback on the draft master plan for the Williamtown Special Activation Precinct.

The department will publish a submissions report, summarising the feedback received and how the feedback has informed the final master plan.

Submissions will be publicly available on our website with personal contact details removed. 

View the Technical Documents

Project Details

Notification start-end date
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Exhibiting agency or agencies
DPE
Exhibition location

NSW Planning Portal