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Special Activation Precincts

A Special Activation Precinct is a dedicated area in a regional location identified by the NSW Government to become a thriving business hub.

Precincts will create jobs, attract businesses and investors, support local industries and fuel economic development. This is all part of our plan to ensure regional NSW is well placed to grow and meet future economic needs across a range of industries, including:

  • freight and logistics
  • defense
  • advanced manufacturing
  • renewable energy
  • agribusiness
  • tourism

How will Special Activation Precincts be delivered?

Special Activation Precincts bring the Department of Regional NSW, the Department of Planning Industry and Environment and the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation, together to plan, coordinate and deliver successful precincts.

There are five key elements that can create a Special Activation Precinct, these are:

1. Fast track planning

Streamlined planning and approval processes to provide certainty and confidence to businesses and investors.

2. Infrastructure investment

Tailored investment in enabling infrastructure to support local and business needs, which may include roads, utilities, waste management and digital connectivity.

3. Government-led studies

To ensure strategic land use and infrastructure planning for the precinct.

4. Government-led development

To coordinate each precinct’s development in line with the social, economic and environmental requirements for each region.

5. Business concierge

Targeted business and concierge services to attract investment and support businesses to establish and grow in each precinct.

Support for moving to Regional NSW

The NSW Government has committed $20 million to the Regional Investment Attraction Fund, with financial incentives including grants and interest-free loans, to make it easier for businesses to relocate to a precinct in regional NSW

Relocation grants of up to $10,000 per worker are also available to help attract skilled employees to regional NSW businesses.


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