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The funding and delivery of infrastructure forms a key part of planning for local communities. Providing the correct infrastructure in the right place at the right time supports the continued delivery of new homes and jobs throughout New South Wales.


Infrastructure delivery in 2021

In 2021 we committed over $442 million across 141 projects and 9 grant programs supporting the delivery of new homes and public and open spaces. The State Planning Agreements, Special Infrastructure Contributions, Housing Acceleration Fund, Low Cost Loans Initiative, Metropolitan Greenspace Program, Precinct Support Scheme, Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program, Streets as Shared Spaces Program and NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program helped progress:




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Cycleways and shared paths

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Critical infrastructure

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Public and

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Infrastructure delivery in 2020

To find out more about what we committed in 2020 and some of our infrastructure programs’ highlights, you can read Infrastructure Delivery in 2020 (PDF, 1.6MB).


Special Infrastructure Contributions

The department collects infrastructure contributions within designated areas to help fund the delivery of key metro and regional infrastructure.

A couple walking through Arncliffe park, NSW.  Photo by: Adam Hollingworth/DPIE

Accelerated Infrastructure Fund

The Accelerated Infrastructure Fund provides $75.9 million to support the delivery of vital new community infrastructure in high growth areas of Blacktown and The Hills Local Government Areas in North West Sydney.
Overbridge construction in Kellyville, North West Sydney, NSW.

State Voluntary Planning Agreements

An agreement entered into between the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces and a developer to help fund the State Public Infrastructure needed for the development.

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Housing Acceleration Fund

A $1.29 billion fund reserved for the delivery of infrastructure that accelerates the delivery of new housing across NSW.

Richmond Road Upgrade. Marsden Park, Sydney, NSW. Photo by DPIE/ Heath Bennett

Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme

A grants scheme to support local councils in the delivery of essential local infrastructure throughout New South Wales.

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Low Cost Loans Initiative

A grant scheme available to councils across NSW, that pays 50% of the interest for loans relating to infrastructure that supports new housing development.

Family time at Peace Park, Ashbury, Sydney. Credit: Craig Greenhill / DPIE

Metropolitan Greenspace Program

The program commits grant funding to local councils in Greater Sydney and the Central Coast for projects that improve and increase access to regionally significant open space.

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NSW Regional Housing Fund

A $30 million program to help deliver development infrastructure and open space to support new housing supply.
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Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program

A $198 million initiative to help upgrade public spaces and active transport links in the areas surrounding the Parramatta Road Corridor.

Artist's impression: View from Parramatta Road, Redevelopment of Concord Oval, Canada Bay. Image source: Canaday Bay Council.

Precinct Support Scheme

An $85 million scheme to assist councils in the delivery of local open space infrastructure within Planned Precincts.

Apartments along the Rhodes foreshore, Sydney. Credit: