Special Activation Precincts are unique to regional NSW and bring together planning and investment to focus on growing jobs and economic activity in an area. Precincts will support industries in line with the competitive advantages and economic strengths of each area.
Special Activation Precincts are being delivered by the NSW Government as part of the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.
In September and October 2019, the Department sought feedback from the community, government agencies and other stakeholders during the public exhibition of the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) on the proposed State-wide framework for the Activation Precincts State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) and the Parkes Special Activation Precinct draft master plan.
The feedback we received helped us better understand the opinions and views of the community, which informed the development of the Activation Precincts SEPP and the Parkes Special Activation Precinct Master Plan.
On 12 June 2020, an amendment to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 was also made to create the Activation Precinct Certificate process, by requiring that any applications for development consent for a Complying Development Certificate in an Activation Precinct are accompanied by an Activation Precinct Certificate. The same amendment also amended Schedule 3 of the Regulation so that certain uses are no longer Designated Development in Parkes.
The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation is responsible for the delivery of the Parkes SAP in line with the Activation Precincts SEPP and the Parkes Master Plan.
- State Environmental Planning Policy (Activation Precincts) 2020
- Parkes Master Plan
- EIE Submission Report
- Parkes Master Plan Submissions Report
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