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The Department is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Special Infrastructure Contributions (SIC) system including the preparation of the necessary plans and determinations as well as the collection and distribution of contributions.

 

Special Infrastructure Contributions (SIC) help fund the delivery of some of the key pieces of State and regional infrastructure required to support a growing population, such as:

  • state and regional roads;
  • transport facilities such as bus shelters and interchanges;
  • regional open space, pedestrian links and cycleways; and
  • social infrastructure such as schools, healthcare and emergency services.

They may also contribute to the cost of planning and offsetting biodiversity impacts. SICs are imposed through a Ministerial Determination.

 

The Government has been investigating Special Infrastructure Contributions for new developments in the areas identified in the Planned Precinct program in Sydney, and for high growth regional areas. The Department of Planning and Environment has conducted extensive work to identify the State and regional infrastructure needs for each of these areas and SIC funding will help support new and growing communities.

 

Once a SIC is Determined, the Department will consult with other State Government agencies and local councils to determine the timing of project delivery, considering current and forecast development rates and infrastructure capacity.

Current Special Infrastructure Contribution Determinations

Three SICs are currently in place in NSW:

  • Western Sydney Growth Centres SIC – More information on the area where the SIC applies, the infrastructure being funded and how it is levied can be found in the Ministerial DeterminationDirection and Maps.
  • Warnervale Town Centre SIC – More information on the area where the SIC applies, the infrastructure being funded and how it is levied can be found in the Order, the Plan and the Maps
  • Wyong Employment Zone SIC – More information on the area where the SIC applies, the infrastructure being funded and how it is levied can be found in the Order, the Plan and the Maps

Special Infrastructure Contributions on exhibition

 

Submissions for the Hunter Region SIC

 

Submissions for the Rhodes East SIC

Proposed Special Contribution Areas (SCAs)

Below is a map of the proposed SCAs across Sydney. 

The Department is currently preparing and proposing draft SICs for all SCAs. Each draft will be publicly exhibited before the SIC is Determined.

More information

How does a Special Infrastructure Contribution work for Planned Precincts and Growth Areas?

 
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Previously exhibited draft special infrastructure contribution determinations

  • Draft West Lake Illawarra SIC – information on the area covered by this draft SIC, the development that will contribute and expected contribution rates can be found in the draft DeterminationDirection and Maps. There is also a summary of the roads that have been included and the extent to which they are being funded by the SIC. Further information on growth planned for this area can be found in the Illawarra Regional Strategy
  • Draft Lower Hunter SIC – information on the area covered by this draft SIC, the development that will contribute and expected contribution rates can be found in the draft Determination, Direction and Maps. There is also a summary of the roads that have been included and the extent to which they are being funded by the SIC. Further information growth planned for this area can be found in the Lower Hunter Regional Strategy
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Hunter Region SIC

Hunter Special Infrastructure Contributions

The Hunter Region SIC provides funding towards the delivery of State and regional infrastructure required to support greenfield residential and industrial development across the Hunter Region.

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Rhodes East Special Infrastructure Contribution

Draft Special Infrastructure Contribution for Rhodes East
The Department of Planning and Environment is working towards creating well-connected, well-serviced communities to accommodate Sydney’s growing population.
Read about the Rhodes East SIC