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The Gosford City Centre Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) determination came into effect on Friday 12 October 2018.


A SIC levy of two per cent of the cost of development is required for new development within the Gosford City Centre. This applies to development located on residential and business zoned land that has a cost of development of $1 million and over.


The Gosford City Centre SIC helps to fund some key pieces of infrastructure that support development in Gosford City Centre. Infrastructure funded through the Gosford City Centre SIC could include:

  • road network upgrades to improve traffic flow and pedestrian connections through the city centre
  • upgrades to Kibble Park
  • provision of health, education and emergency services facilities


More information on the Special Infrastructure Contribution can be found in the:


An implementation guide for the Gosford City Centre SIC has also been prepared to outline how the SIC applies, is assessed and is calculated.


COVID-19 Response measures

The NSW Government has made changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in response to the COVID-19 emergency. In June 2020 new Ministerial directions and determinations were made to temporarily defer the payment of special infrastructure contributions until the issuing of an occupation certificate for certain types of development:


On 25 March 2021 the COVID-19 Recovery Act 2021 extended the COVID-19 prescribed period to 31 March 2022. 


The extension applies to Ministerial directions and determinations under the EP&A Act relating to State and local infrastructure contributions. Accordingly, any reference to the prescribed period within the meaning of section 10.17 of the EP&A Act is a reference to the extended period ending on 31 March 2022.


For more information on these changes, you can read the Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Response measures: Infrastructure contributions – Timing of payment (PDF, 129 KB)

New requirements for certifiers on issuing an occupation certificate

Recent amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EP&A Regulation) require certifiers to confirm that there are no outstanding infrastructure contributions or levies prior to issuing an occupation certificate.


For more information on these changes, you can read the Planning Circular: Payment of infrastructure contributions or levies prior to the issuing of an occupation certificate (PDF, 225 KB).


Paying this SIC

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


To begin the process, users must register for an account.


Visit the SIC Online Service


More information

To find out more about Gosford SIC you can also:

Page last updated: 30/04/2021