Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts today joined local business owners and community members to announce ‘Jindabyne 2036’, a new plan to revitalise Jindabyne with a $2.4 million masterplan to 2036.

Mr Barilaro said Jindabyne is bursting with potential, and now is the time to act and form a clear vision for the future.

“Jindabyne is the gateway to the beautiful Snowy Mountains, it is a thriving town with enormous potential for growth, and proper planning will see Jindabyne become known as the nation’s premier alpine destination,” he said.

“This masterplan will ensure Jindabyne is not only able to cope with future growth, but is also in a position to thrive for decades to come.

“Jindabyne is home to a landscape that tourists and visitors dream of, but it is also a fantastic place to live, work and raise a family. The masterplan will take into account the needs of permanent residents, as well as the region’s tourism needs for the future.

“We need to focus on delivering well planned, efficient and sustainable development that complements the region, supporting the unique character of the beautiful Snowy Mountains,” he said.

Mr Barilaro said the plan would:

  • Include analysis on the location of future services including schools, health services and community centres.
  • Set out a plan to unlock the Lake Jindabyne foreshore, allowing better utilisation of the lake and greater access to the CBD’s focal point.
  • Look at the 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, taking busy traffic out of the CBD.
  • Redesign Jindabyne as Australia’s premier alpine destination.

Mr Roberts said Lee Shearer APM, who heads up the state’s Resource Regulator, would lead the development of the masterplan.

“Lee Shearer will work with the wider community to deliver results for Jindabyne, positioning the town as a magnet for tourism, business and residential growth at the heart of the Snowy Mountains,” he said.

“The end result will be a masterplan with a clear vision for the region, taking into account all aspects of the town including tourism, jobs, services, accommodation, housing, roads, local products and more.

“We will create and build a future proof plan to deliver for Jindabyne, building on the town’s strengths within the wider Snowy Mountains, a region that welcomes more than 1.3 million visitors a year and which is home to around 35,000 people,” he said.

Ms Shearer will oversee a whole-of-government working group that will include the Snowy Monaro Regional Council and other key stakeholders and community members.