Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct Exhibition extended
The exhibition period for the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct draft master plan and the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management have been extended until Monday 23 August.
Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said that extending the exhibition period was the right thing to do for the Snowy Mountains community, considering the impacts of the latest COVID-19 outbreak in NSW.
“It’s been a difficult time for the Snowy Mountains community and the current Greater Sydney lockdown and the restrictions in regional NSW has impacted local businesses significantly this winter.
“The Special Activation Precinct represents an exciting future and a bold vision for the region and it’s important the NSW Government extends the exhibition period to give people more time to read the draft master plan, the opportunity to speak to the project team and make a formal submission.
“This is a 40-year roadmap to make the Snowy Mountains region even better with a strong focus on year-round tourism opportunities, improved community and education facilities and better transport solutions. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our region and I want the community to have their say.”
Due to social distancing and restrictions on travel, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment have not been able to hold drop-in information sessions as planned.
Mr Barilaro said he was pleased that there was strong interest in an initial round of webinars with more than 200 people participating in the first two sessions in July.
“There will be further opportunities for the community to meet with the project team throughout the exhibition period. Face to face sessions will be starting from 28 July and I strongly encourage those interested to book online,” Mr Barilaro said.
The sessions will be by appointment only with a maximum of eight people attending per half hour session. The sessions will be themed for community members, businesses and those who are interested in the proposed plans for the Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information or to book an appointment with the project team, visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/snowymountainssap.
For general enquiries, the community is encouraged to contact the project team by emailing Activationprecincts@regional.nsw.gov.au or calling 1300 73 44 66.
The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct draft master plan will now be on exhibition for a total of 56 days, double the standard 28-day exhibition period.
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