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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.

 

Locals walking in park area at Salt Pan Creek reserve in Riverwood, South Sydney NSW. Photo by: DPIE

Local infrastructure contributions policy

Contributions for local infrastructure are charged by councils when new development occurs.

Local infrastructure contributions policy

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
A couple walking through Arncliffe park, NSW.  Photo by: Adam Hollingworth/DPIE

Special infrastructure contributions

The Department collects infrastructure contributions to help fund the delivery of key metropolitan and regional infrastructure.

Special infrastructure contributions

The Department collects infrastructure contributions within designated areas to help fund the delivery of key metropolitan and regional infrastructure.

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People enjoying a sunny day in Central Park, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW. Photo by: Destination NSW.

Planning agreements policy


Planning agreements are a tool that allows planning authorities and developers to work together to deliver innovative infrastructure outcomes.

Planning agreements policy

Planning agreements are a tool that allows planning authorities and developers to work together to deliver innovative infrastructure outcomes.

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Page last updated: 12/03/2020