The Jindabyne Masterplan is a NSW Government initiative to revitalise the gateway town to the Snowy Mountains and make it Australia's premier alpine destination.
It is a plan to make Jindabyne a fantastic year-round destination for both permanent residents and the town's many visitors that not just copes with future growth but thrives on it for decades to come.
The Masterplan will be developed to consider all aspects of Jindabyne, including tourism, jobs, services, accommodation, housing, roads, local products and all factors that contribute to the distinct local character of the town.
Jindabyne is bursting with potential but needs a carefully considered plan to develop in a way that realises that potential.
The town booms during the 16 to 18-week ski season but is relatively quiet during the off-season which creates infrastructure challenges.
Direction 3 of the South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036 - the Government's 20-year blueprint for the future of the region - is to develop the Snowy Mountains into Australia's premier year-round alpine destination.
To keep visitors coming for all 52-weeks to enjoy mountain biking, bushwalking, horseriding, kayaking, cultural and educational tourism, and recreational fishing.
The Jindabyne Masterplan will develop the town to cater and capitalise on the year-round influx.
The Masterplan will include:
· Analysis on the location of future services including schools, health services and community facilities;
· A plan to unlock the Lake Jindabyne foreshore, allowing better utilisation of the lake and greater access to the CBD's focal point;
· Assess links and opportunities in surrounding towns and villages including Adaminaby, Berridale and Dalgety;
· Identify sites for future residential and commercial developments;
· Investigate the potential of a bypass, creating better amenity for the CBD.
Lee Shearer APM will lead the development of the Masterplan.
Most recently Ms Shearer led the successful project to pave the way for the revitalisation of Gosford on the NSW Central Coast and she also heads the state's Resource Regulator.
Ms Shearer will oversee a whole-of-government working group that will include the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, other state agencies, community groups and business leaders.
A key initial focus for Ms Shearer is hearing what the local community has to say about this ground-breaking initiative to develop Jindabyne.
She will be in town on December 4, 5 and 6 2018 to discuss the Jindabyne Masterplan at a series of information sessions.
She is conducting a special business briefing for Chamber members on the evening of Tuesday 4 December, 5.30pm for a 6 pm start at Rydges <ONCE LOCATION IS CONFIRMED>.
If you can't make that time there is another session at the Rydges from 1.00 – 3.30pm on the 4th December.