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:
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.
Three SICs are currently in place in NSW:
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.
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.Read More