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 them 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:
Infrastructure contributions are made by developers to help deliver the infrastructure needed as communities grow.
State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (the Infrastructure SEPP) assists the NSW Government, private infrastructure providers, local councils and the communities they support by simplifying the process for providing infrastructure.