Priority development projects in Snowy Mountains precinct to get underway


The NSW Government is continuing to invest in the future of regional communities, with nearly $200 million set to deliver 7 priority projects at the Snowy Mountain and Jindabyne Precinct.

The NSW Government is continuing to invest in the future of regional communities, with nearly $200 million set to deliver 7 priority projects at the Snowy Mountain and Jindabyne Precinct.

These projects align with both the NSW Government’s and communities priorities to generate job opportunities, enhance infrastructure for housing supply, essential services and sustainable tourism.

Special Activation Precincts are strategic and sustainable business hubs designed to create jobs and fuel economic development across regional NSW. The Government’s investment of $196.3 million has been allocated in consultation with the community and will boost future opportunities in the area while also improving services for current residents.

Set to commence within the next year, these projects include:

  • A new water treatment plant to ensure the current and future Jindabyne community and visitors enjoy safe drinking water.
  • Upgrade to the Jindabyne sewage treatment plant to protect public health and the environment for future generations.
  • Enhance the electrical, water and sewer networks to future-proof services to foster a growing Jindabyne community and support environmental sustainability.
  • Enable land acquisition for future housing development, including affordable housing projects, and to preserve the corridor for the Southern Connector Road.
  • Invest in and activate a Jindabyne Mountain Bike and Adventure Park to attract year-round tourism and enhance recreation amenities in the region.
  • Build the capabilities of Aboriginal tourism businesses across the region to attract year-round tourism and enhance the region’s experiences for visitors.
  • Plan and design enhancements for the Lake Jindabyne Foreshore to improve amenity, community facilities and access for visitors.
  • The NSW Government will continue to work closely with Snowy Monaro Regional Council to deliver these priorities and explore future opportunities.

Minister for Agriculture, Regional NSW and Western NSW Tara Moriarty said:

“The NSW Government is delivering 7 priority projects for the Snowy Mountains precinct, and we will break ground to get them going as soon as possible.

“We want to generate new job opportunities, provide upgrades for ageing utilities, and sustainably enhance year-round tourism, community amenities and housing supply.

“These are all practical and sustainable improvements that will make Jindabyne an even better place for residents, workers and visitors.

“I look forward to the positive changes this work will deliver for Jindabyne’s community.”

Member for Monaro, and Minister for Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education Steve Whan said:

“I’m delighted that our Government is starting work on a new water treatment plant to provide year-round safe drinking water for Jindabyne residents, businesses and tourists, which will put an end to the town’s boil water alerts.

“The Snowy Mountains are an environmentally sensitive area, so the investment in sewerage treatment and infrastructure is critical and urgent. It will ensure Jindabyne is equipped with the modern facilities it needs to continue to grow and thrive.

“These 7 priority projects in the Special Activation Precinct are an exciting development that will set our community up for the future.”

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Chris Hanna said:

“Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to thank the state government for this investment and its commitment to make the Special Activation Precinct a reality for our community, to drive tourism, jobs and economic growth.

“The critical infrastructure will not only improve amenity and services but improve Jindabyne’s standing as a year-round tourist destination.

“The Snowy Mountains are renowned for sports tourism but we’re delighted with the Jindabyne Mountain Bike and Adventure Park investment, which will put Jindabyne on the map as a must visit location for mountain bikers and families seeking excellent downhill trails and modern facilities.”

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