Activating Regional Places

Can we create regional cities that thrive for decades to come?

Often the face of resilience, our regional cities are fast becoming hotspots for innovation and development. Helping them to seize opportunities, WSP has been at the forefront of local development, particularly in New South Wales (NSW) where the NSW government has identified dedicated areas to become thriving business hubs known as Special Activation Precincts (SAPs).


Unique to regional NSW, SAPs bring together planning and investment to focus on growing jobs and economic activity in an area. Precincts will support industries in line with the competitive advantages and economic strengths of each area.


Outside of our support for the SAPs, we have been active in burgeoning regional cities such as Toowoomba and Newcastle where we have provided our multidisciplinary services to help create Future Ready places where our friends, families and neighbours can thrive.




WSP has been at the forefront of the very first SAP in Parkes. The combined NSW Government and Parkes Shire Council development plans aim to encourage economic development in the region and improve livability.

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Wagga Wagga

We have played a key role on the second SAP in Wagga Wagga. With major transport and renewable energy projects the focus of development, the region will connect communities and enhance the city’s assets.

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Snowy Mountains

Encompassing Jindabyne, the New South Wales ski fields and Kosciuszko National Park, the Snowy Mountains SAP is the third overall. A favourite holiday destination for many, the project is aiming to develop Australia’s adventure & alpine capital.

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In collaboration with clients and industry, WSP has helped deliver and plan crucial infrastructure projects for Toowoomba as it looks to enhance its mining and agriculture sectors.

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On the back of prosperous economic times, WSP worked closely with our clients to deliver significant infrastructure projects that have helped the city transition into a modern, tech savvy urban centre.

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