NSW Department of Planning and Environment


Infrastructure improves our quality of life, making our cities and regions better places to live.

Roads, electricity and water connect new communities. Schools, parks and libraries invite people into these communities and emergency services and hospitals help us feel safe. Ports and telecommunications help our economy to grow by encouraging the movement of people, resources and ideas.

The department is actively involved in the planning for and funding of infrastructure across the state through:

Bayside promenade at Mort Bay Park, Balmain, Sydney. Photo by: DPIE.
Infrastructure contributions are made by developers to help deliver the infrastructure needed as communities grow.
View of the roads towards Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Transport and Infrastructure SEPP plays a key role in helping to deliver the NSW Government’s infrastructure works.