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The Department is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Special Infrastructure Contributions (SIC) system including the preparation of the necessary plans and determinations as well as the collection and distribution of contributions.

 

Special Infrastructure Contributions (SIC) help fund the delivery of some of the key pieces of State and regional infrastructure required to support a growing population, such as:

  • state and regional roads;
  • transport facilities such as bus shelters and interchanges;
  • regional open space, pedestrian links and cycleways; and
  • social infrastructure such as schools, healthcare and emergency services.

They may also contribute to the cost of planning and offsetting biodiversity impacts. SICs are imposed through a Ministerial Determination.

 

The NSW Government has been investigating Special Infrastructure Contributions for new developments in the areas identified in the Planned Precincts program in Sydney, and for high growth regional areas.

 

The Department of Planning and Environment has conducted extensive work to identify the State and regional infrastructure needs for each of these areas and SIC funding will help support new and growing communities.

Once a SIC is determined, the Department will consult with other NSW Government agencies and local councils to determine the timing of project delivery, considering current and forecast development rates and infrastructure capacity.

 

Current Special Infrastructure Contributions on exhibition

The following proposed SICs are now on exhibition:

 

Current Special Infrastructure Contribution Determinations

The following SICs are currently in place in NSW:

Previous on exhibition draft Special Infrastructure Contributions Determinations

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does a Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) work for Planned Precincts and Growth Areas?

 
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Bayside West Special Infrastructure Contribution

​Bayside West Special Infrastructure Contributions 

The proposed SIC for Bayside West will provide $86.4 million in developer funding to support the delivery of Bayside West Precincts 2036. Find out more.

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Hunter Region SIC

Hunter Special Infrastructure Contributions

The Hunter Region SIC provides funding towards the delivery of State and regional infrastructure required to support greenfield residential and industrial development across the Hunter Region.

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Gosford City Centre SIC

Gosford City Centre SIC

The Gosford City Centre Special Infrastructure Contribution Determination came into effect on Friday 12 October 2018.

A Special Infrastructure Contribution levy of two per cent on the cost of development is required for new development within the Gosford City Centre. 
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Greater Macarthur Special Infrastructure Contribution

Greater Macarthur Special Infrastructure Contribution

The proposed Special Infrastructure Contribution for Greater Macarthur will provide $1.58 billion to help fund key infrastructure to support growth in Menangle, Gilead, North Appin, West Appin and Appin East.

Find out more about the Greater Macarthur Special Infrastructure Contribution
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Rhodes East Special Infrastructure Contribution

Draft Special Infrastructure Contribution for Rhodes East
The Department of Planning and Environment is working towards creating well-connected, well-serviced communities to accommodate Sydney’s growing population.
Read about the Rhodes East SIC
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St Leonards and Crows Nest Special Infrastructure Contribution

St Leonards and Crows Nest Speical Infrastructure Contribution
The proposed SIC for St Leonards and Crows Nest will deliver $113 million of funding for infrastructure to support the growing community over the next 20 years. Find out more about St Leonards and Crows Nest SIC
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Western Sydney Growth Area SIC

Western Sydney Growth Area SIC
The Western Sydney Growth Area Special Infrastructure Contribution Determination came into effect on 14 January 2011. Find out more about paying the Western Sydney Growth Area SIC
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Wilton SIC

Wilton Special Infrastructure Contributions 

Find out about the proposed Special Infrastructure Contribution that will help bring plans for Wilton 2040 to life.

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