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 help fund the delivery of some of the key pieces of State and regional infrastructure required to support a growing population, such as:
They may also contribute to the cost of planning and offsetting biodiversity impacts. SIC 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.
The following SIC are currently in place in NSW:
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.Find out more
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.Read More
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