NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Infrastructure funding

Infrastructure improves our quality of life, making our cities and regions better places to live.

Creating better spaces

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.

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

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

Overbridge construction in Kellyville, North West Sydney, NSW.

The Accelerated Infrastructure Fund is providing $515 million to deliver infrastructure to enable housing and jobs in high growth areas of greater Sydney.

Photo of blueprint drawings.

An agreement between the Minister and a developer to help fund the state infrastructure needed for the development.

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

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

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

A grant scheme to assist councils with the cost of new infrastructure by funding 50% of the interest paid on borrowings related to infrastructure.

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The program commits grant funding to councils in Greater Sydney and the Central Coast to upgrade regional open space.

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A $30 million program to help deliver development infrastructure and open space to support new housing supply.

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

A $198 million initiative to improve public spaces surrounding the Parramatta Road Corridor.

Apartments along the Rhodes foreshore, Sydney. Credit: iStock.com/kokkai

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

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:

  • roads > $89m
  • cycleways and shared paths > $43m
  • critical infrastructure > $36m
  • public and open spaces > $256m
  • land acquisition > $21m.

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, 1.6 MB).