The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback on a proposed state-wide framework for special activation precincts and the draft Parkes Master Plan.
A draft master plan for the state’s first special activation precinct at Parkes, along with an explanation of intended effect for a new Activation Precincts State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) are currently on exhibition with submissions due by 20 October.
Special activation precincts are strategic locations of state or regional significance that enable economic development and job creation through coordinated land use and infrastructure planning.
This is a new concept seeking to do strategic planning up front, so that businesses and communities can have certainty about what land uses will be permitted. The activation precincts SEPP will apply to any future precincts approved by government. Wagga Wagga has been chosen as a second location.