The Hunter is recognised as the leading regional economy in NSW and the government is making significant infrastructure investments in the region.
The draft Hunter Region Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) determination proposes to seek a contribution from developers for new development on previously undeveloped land. The contribution will go towards ongoing investment across the Hunter including more roads, schools, health and emergency services.
The draft Hunter Region SIC proposed approach was exhibited from 15 December 2017 to 28 February 2018 and the next step is to exhibit the draft SIC determination.
You are now invited to have your say on this draft determination and its supporting documents by 25 February 2019.
An overview of the proposed Hunter Region SIC is in Frequently asked questions.
The Department has been working closely with Hunter Councils on the proposed Hunter Region SIC which will apply to the local government areas of Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Mid-Coast, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton and Upper Hunter.
There are three service catchment areas: Lower Hunter, Mid Coast, and Upper Hunter. Each will have its own contribution rate.
Some development areas in the Hunter Region already have infrastructure funding arrangements in place, or arrangements are being made. The Guideline for sites under development outlines the transitional arrangements for specific development areas already under development.
You are invited to have your say online or in writing about the next stage of the development of the Hunter Region SIC by commenting on the draft determination and supporting documents.
The draft determination:
This draft determination is supported by a:
Page last updated: 14/01/2019