Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation is passionate about delivering Special Activation Precincts which promote the prosperity of regional NSW and its people through sustainable economic growth. Special Activation Precincts offer investment benefits including government-funded infrastructure, streamlined planning and approvals and business support services. They are unique to regional NSW, and each is located within a region identified as having high potential opportunities within industries that drive the NSW economy.
Partnerships with government, business, industry and education providers will enable us to bring to life world-class and sustainable economic precincts at the forefront of innovation using five core components:
Technical studies are undertaken by government, which reduces the burden on investors looking to grow or start up a business in these areas. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment commissions these technical studies to inform the development of the master plan.
Investors benefit from streamlined planning and environmental approvals with government leading the creation of the master plan and supporting planning instruments. This may include provision for complying development or approval exemptions.
Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation will identify and lead the delivery of enabling infrastructure for each precinct. This includes new or upgraded roads, water, power, digital connectivity and social infrastructure for each precinct which removes barriers for investors to establish and grow.
The NSW Government will fund the delivery of enabling infrastructure in each precinct from the Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund for regional NSW.
The investment into vital infrastructure will help to make it easier and more attractive for businesses to set up in Special Activation Precincts, driving new jobs and investment in regional communities.
We will work with businesses to help attract investment and support them in establishing and growing in each precinct. This includes connecting businesses with:
- other like-minded businesses for circular economy benefits
- research institutions
- education and training providers for upskilling
- other government agencies for grants and assistance