A Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) is proposed to help fund ongoing infrastructure needs across the Hunter Region including roads, schools, health and emergency services.
There are three service catchment areas across the Hunter Region; Lower Hunter, Upper Hunter and the Mid-Coast. Service catchments would have different contribution rates to reflect the varying levels of new infrastructure and development across the region.
The SIC would apply to new land release residential and industrial development, to ensure that developers contribute to the cost of delivering infrastructure to support new homes and jobs in the Hunter.
The draft SIC rates for residential and industrial development, as proposed in the exhibition documents, were the result of extensive stakeholder engagement with Hunter councils, industry and State agencies undertaken throughout 2018 and 2019. The proposals are being reviewed as a result of the ongoing consultation.
The draft Hunter Region SIC determination, direction and order was exhibited in January 2019. The draft Hunter Region SIC proposed approach was exhibited from December 2017 to February 2018 and has been superseded by this draft Hunter Region SIC determination, direction and order.
The draft determination provides information which:
This draft determination is supported by a:
This public exhibition of the draft determination and its supporting documents closed February 2019. We would like to thank the community for viewing the draft determination and making a submission. The document is being reviewed in response to these submissions.
All online submissions can be viewed on our Planning Portal website.
All technical documents related to the proposed Hunter Region SIC are available on our Planning Portal website.
To find out more about Hunter Region SIC, you can also:
There has been a range of consultation and engagement activities undertaken to inform the development of the draft determination for the Hunter Region SIC.
In 2011 a draft SIC for the Lower Hunter region was exhibited by the Department. This draft SIC has been has used to inform the current draft Hunter SIC which has been expanded to include this region.
More information can be found on this SIC below:
Further information on growth planned for this area can be found in the Lower Hunter Regional Strategy.
Page last updated: 30/04/2021