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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 2020

In 2020 we committed over $265 million across 125 projects and 9 grant programs. The State Planning Agreements, Special Infrastructure Contributions, Accelerated Infrastructure Fund, Housing Acceleration Fund, Low Cost Loans Initiative, Metropolitan Greenspace Program, Precinct Support Scheme, Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program and Streets as Shared Spaces Program helped progress:




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Cycleways and shared paths

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Critical infrastructure

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Open and
public spaces

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In addition, in August this year, the NSW Government launched the $250m Public Spaces Legacy Program, which will support thousands of construction jobs, accelerate the planning system, and deliver dozens of new and upgraded open and public spaces across the State by 2022.


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, 1.6 MB).


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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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.

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