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Brendan Nelson

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation

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Project overview

A Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct will be investigated in the South East and Tablelands region.

The investigation into a Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct will focus on Jindabyne’s town centre, and popular tourist location, Kosciuszko National Park. The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct master plan will build on the work already undertaken through the Go Jindabyne master plan.

The objective of the Precinct is to increase year-round tourism and make the region an unmissable place to visit any season, any time. 

Special Activation Precincts will create jobs, attract businesses and investors, and fuel economic development in regional NSW to ensure regions are well placed to grow and meet future economic needs.

All Special Activation Precincts are being delivered as part of the A$4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.

Competitive advantages

The new Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct will become a year-round alpine destination.

There is an opportunity to grow Jindabyne into Australia’s Alpine Capital at the heart of the Snowy Mountains and increase year-round adventure and eco-tourism in the South East and Tablelands region. 

Tourism is already a growth engine for the Snowy Mountains. However, it is highly seasonal, with the majority of visitors arriving in winter. The Precinct master plan will identify opportunities to:

  • promote the development of year-round attractions and improve amenities of the area
  • improve regional access to enable more visitors to reach the area
  • remove capacity constraints to enable growth in winter tourism
  • grow the region into the national training base for Australian Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes, building on the NSW Government’s A$5 million commitment to a new National Snowsports Training Centre in Jindabyne.

Benefits offered by a Special Activation Precinct include streamlined planning, government-led developments and a business concierge service which will combine to make it easier for new businesses to set up and existing organisations to thrive in the region.

Project timeline

  • Master planning will commence late in 2020.
  • Feedback and findings from Go Jindabyne will be taken into consideration when developing the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct master plan

Incentives and support

  • Financial incentives are available through the Regional Investment Attraction Fund
  • Relocation grants of up to A$10,000 per worker are available to help attract skilled employees from metropolitan areas
  • Business concierge service to assist with development planning and approvals
  • Government-funded infrastructure

Expressions of interest

To discuss the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct in more detail, please contact Brendan Nelson below.

Disclaimer:
Please note that this website is made available to showcase investment opportunities in Regional NSW. Do not rely on the information on this website to make an investment decision. These projects are subject to final government decisions to invest.

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