Infrastructure is a vital part of our daily lives. It is key to the liveability of new and existing communities and helps create vibrant places. Communities thrive when they are well-connected with quality local environments and infrastructure to meet demand.
There are many ways infrastructure can be funded, including through infrastructure contributions.
Infrastructure contributions are made by developers to help deliver the infrastructure needed as communities grow. They can be made in the form of money, land dedicated free of cost, as works-in-kind by agreement from both parties or as a combination of these.
Infrastructure contributions are key to helping councils and the NSW Government deliver local, regional and State infrastructure, including public and open space, footpaths, cycleways, roads, social and community infrastructure and stormwater management.
The main types of infrastructure contributions are:
You can find out more about the policies that govern the infrastructure contributions system below.
We are currently reviewing and considering all feedback received on several proposed improvements to the infrastructure contributions system. The improvements aim to make the system more certain, transparent and efficient.
To learn more on the proposed reforms visit Improving the infrastructure contributions system.
Contributions for local infrastructure are charged by councils when new development occurs. There are two forms of local infrastructure contributions.Learn about local infrastructure contributions policy
The Department collects infrastructure contributions within designated areas to help fund the delivery of key metropolitan and regional infrastructure.Read about the initiative
Planning agreements are a tool that allows planning authorities and developers to work together to deliver innovative infrastructure outcomes.Find out more
The department is currently reviewing and considering all feedback received on several proposed improvements to the infrastructure contributions system.
Page last updated: 06/08/2020