The Department is working towards creating well-connected, well-serviced communities to accommodate Sydney’s growing population. The Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) framework is one of many initiatives in place to help ensure the demands of the growing population are met in a timely manner.
The SIC is paid by developers to share the cost of delivering the infrastructure required to support growing communities. The SIC funds infrastructure such as schools, state and regional roads, regional open space, emergency and health facilities and some public transport.
The NSW Government has been investigating Special Infrastructure Contributions for all Planned Precincts and Growth Areas across Sydney. Extensive work has already been done to identify the infrastructure needs for Rhodes as part of the Precinct planning process.
Decisions regarding the exact funding mechanism and delivery of infrastructure to support growth in Rhodes will be determined at the master planning stage. Whether a SIC is needed will be decided following the exhibition of the revised Draft Rhodes Precinct Plan.
The Department received and reviewed all submissions on the draft Rhodes East SIC which was exhibited in early 2018. Following the exhibition of the revised draft Rhodes Precinct Plan in early 2019, these submissions will be considered in greater detail to ensure a potential SIC is aligned with the revised Precinct Plan.
Page last updated: 30/10/2019