NSW Department of Planning and Environment

A Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) to help fund the delivery of infrastructure in the Aerotropolis takes effect on 25 March 2022.

The SIC provides for developer contributions of up to $1.1 billion to be collected from developers to deliver important State and regional infrastructure. The types of infrastructure the SIC is expected to help fund includes:

  • State and regional roads
  • Public and active transport like bus, rail and cycle paths
  • Public and open space
  • Biodiversity offset
  • Hospital, ambulance and community health facilities
  • Primary, secondary and special purpose education facilities
  • Justice facilities, such as court houses
  • Emergency facilities including police, fire and rescue
  • Community facilities, like multi-use community and cultural facilities.

More information on the SIC can be found in the:

The draft SIC was on exhibition from 10 November 2020-26 February 2021.

To view the documents which were on exhibition and the submissions we received visit Proposed Special Infrastructure Contribution for Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

Infrastructure Contributions Reform

The infrastructure contributions system is being reformed under the recommendations of the Productivity Commission. This includes the proposed introduction of a broad-based regional approach towards State infrastructure contributions for the Greater Sydney, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Central Coast and Hunter regions to be implemented mid-2022.

As part of the proposed reform recommendations there will be consideration of transitional and savings arrangements for the existing state contributions framework which may impact on the Aerotropolis SIC.

To learn more about the reforms and system improvements, please visit our Improving the infrastructure contributions system webpage.

Transitional rates

To help new development proposals adapt to the new charge, the SIC will be phased with a 50% reduction until 30 June 2023 and a 25% reduction in 2023-24. The full rate will apply from 1 July 2024.

Paying this SIC

To confirm your development is within the SIC area and pay your contribution, please visit our SIC Online Service.

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More information

To find out more about the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, visit our precinct webpage.

Page last updated: 06/10/2022