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An important part of planning for future growth is to look at the infrastructure and services required to meet the needs of local communities. No land will be rezoned in the Priority Growth Area until satisfactory arrangements for the appropriate supporting infrastructure are in place.

The Department will work closely with Council and government agencies to coordinate the infrastructure required to support land use planning throughout the proposed Greater Macarthur Priory Growth Area. Future planning will include more detailed analysis to assess indicative costs, delivery timeframes and suitable infrastructure funding arrangements to support future development.

The Government is investigating the creation of Special Infrastructure Contributions (SIC) schemes for the Priority Growth Area. The SICs create a framework for developers to share the costs and allows Government to coordinate delivery of major new transport and community infrastructure. 

For new release, the necessary infrastructure will be funded by developers at no additional cost to Government.