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The Western Sydney Growth Areas Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) determination came into effect on 14 January 2011.


The SIC applies to development on both residential and industrial zoned land and will help fund key infrastructure to support growth in Western Sydney. Infrastructure categories to be funded through the SIC include:

  • Roads
  • Schools
  • Emergency Services
  • Open Space and conservation
  • Health facilities
  • Bus infrastructure
  • Planning and Design.


More information on the SIC can be found in the:

  • Ministerial Determination; how the SIC is levied and the list of State public infrastructure
  • Ministerial Direction; directing the condition that is applied to development consents
  • Order; the signed Order including a map showing the Contributions Areas where the SIC is charged.


The SIC rate is adjusted annually according to the latest Sydney Consumer Price Index (CPI). The Western Sydney SIC which applies to the 2019-20 financial year is available to view.


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


Consultation and feedback

The existing Western Sydney SIC is being progressively reviewed to ensure it closely aligns with the infrastructure required to support growing communities in the region.


The existing Western Sydney SIC will be separated into three new Special Infrastructure Contributions covering the North West Growth Area, Western Sydney Aerotropolis and South West Growth Area.


We welcome your feedback on the proposed approach to these new SICs when they are released for public feedback.


More information

For further information please call our Information Centre 1300 305 695 and ask to speak to the Infrastructure and Place team.

Page last updated: 18/12/2019