Wagga Wagga precinct paving the way for business expansion across Wagga Wagga and the Riverina


The NSW Government is investing in regional development including the $212 million Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct as part of a long-term vision to create sustainable employment opportunities for generations to come.

The Wagga Wagga precinct is supporting businesses and investors through master planning, enabling infrastructure, accelerated planning pathways and business concierge.

These unique offerings are driving down costs for private sector development and transforming the region into a hub of high value agriculture, manufacturing, freight and logistics, renewable energy and recycling industries.

Businesses that set up in the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct have access to new industrial roads, freight rail links, digital connectivity, a streamlined planning process and the certainty of being located in a government precinct.

The private sector has already leveraged the NSW Government’s investment in the Wagga Wagga precinct, with more than $50 million in new investments committed since its inception in 2019.

Fulton Hogan, one of Australia’s leading infrastructure services, construction, roadworks and aggregate supplier company, is capitalising on the unique offerings of the Wagga Wagga precinct through an expansion to its facility.

The expansion will include the creation of a new resource recovery facility specialising in recycling and processing of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) materials.

The expansion will:

  • divert up to 12,000 tonnes of asphalt material from landfill annually
  • help decrease Fulton Hogan’s carbon footprint by up to 163 tonnes CO2 annually
  • create on site storage for 2500 tonnes of RAP materials
  • provide asphalt with recycled content for government road projects
  • reduce demand for raw construction materials due to reuse and recycling.

Fulton Hogan worked with the Wagga Wagga precinct’s business concierge service to secure their Activation Precinct Certificate earlier this year and utilised the streamlined planning pathway.

The expansion of Fulton Hogan and other high valued investors within the Wagga Wagga precinct is testament to the government’s commitment to job creation, regional prosperity and growth, with substantial investment and strategic planning being dedicated to its realisation.

Special Activation Precincts in Moree, Parkes, Wagga Wagga and the Snowy Mountains are part of the NSW Government’s regional development and major infrastructure program. Get more information.

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

“Creating jobs and driving investment in regional NSW is a major priority of the NSW Government and the Special Activation Precincts are an important part of our plans.

We want to create sustainable jobs and foster generational change that will benefit the Wagga Wagga community, and the broader region, for years to come.

“Businesses and investors who choose to set up or expand in our Special Activation Precincts will benefit from development-ready infrastructure, technical studies and streamlined planning.

“By removing regulatory barriers for investors, we’re helping them to save time and money, and our concierge service supports them through the entire planning process.

“We’re giving businesses and investors confidence to invest in regional NSW, and I’m pleased to see Fulton Hogan taking advantage of these unique offerings.

“I commend Fulton Hogan on their investment to build a resource recovery facility, and I look forward to seeing the Wagga Wagga precinct continue to grow.”

Independent member for Wagga Wagga, Dr Joe McGirr said:

“Government support and private investment are driving an exciting future for Wagga Wagga’s industrial base at the Special Activation Precinct.

“The Fulton Hogan expansion is one very welcome example of how Wagga can lead the way in developing the unlimited circular economy while government support of the SAP continues to underwrite confidence in the precinct, encouraging further growth towards a target of 6000 new jobs across a range of industries.

“The challenge now will be to continue to develop the transport services and housing options that industry and workers will need to realise the SAP’s full potential and I look forward to working with the government to achieve those aims.”

Fulton Hogan Infrastructure Services CEO Peter Curl said:

“Fulton Hogan are investing further in our facility located in the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct to improve sustainability outcomes for the community.”

“We thank the Minister for Agriculture, Regional NSW and Western NSW for providing this innovative approval process, through streamlined planning pathways.

“Fulton Hogan believes the NSW Government’s Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct will support accelerated investment for manufacturing, agribusiness, freight and logistics companies.”

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