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Activation Precincts SEPP and the Parkes master plan


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.

The Activation Precincts SEPP and the Parkes Special Activation Precinct Master Plan came into effect on 12 June 2020.

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. 


Technical Studies (13)

Exhibition Plans (2)

Submissions (34)

AGL Energy Ltd
Albury City.PDF
Central Coast Council.PDF
Ethos Urban on behalf of TF Hill.PDF
FRV on behalf of Goonumbla Solar Farm.PDF
Karen Skinner.PDF
Kasie Ferguson obo Railway Parkes Hotel.PDF
Ken Keith.PDF
Lake Macquarie Council.PDF
Lauren Hogan and Michael Sutton (3 of 3).PDF
Local Government NSW.PDF
Lyndall Bowen.PDF
Mark and Sharon Ross.PDF
Michael Sutton (1 of 3).PDF
Michael Sutton (2 of 3).PDF
Moree Plains Shire.PDF
MRA on behalf of Westlime.PDF
Muswellbrook Shire Council.PDF
Nichole Priest obo SES Parkes.PDF
Orange City Council.PDF
Parkes Shire Council.PDF
Planning Institute Australia.PDF
Renewal Energy Developments (RED).PDF
Richmond Valley Council.PDF
SA Field & Sons.PDF
SCT Master Plan (1).PDF
Shoalhaven City Council.pdf
Tracie Robertson obo Ray White Parkes.PDF
Wagga Wagga City Council.PDF
Walt Coulston obo CK Property Group.PDF
Yasmin Davies.PDF
Adam and Aleta Parkes SAP.pdf

Project Details

Notification start-end date
Relevant legislation
Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

Exhibiting agency or agencies
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Exhibition location

NSW Planning Portal