The NSW Government introduced a special infrastructure contribution (SIC) to help pay for new or upgraded infrastructure in the Bayside West precinct on 13 October 2020.
The SIC will collect up to $88.3 million from developers to help fund:
- state and regional roads
- cycleways and footpaths
- regional open space.
The SIC rate is adjusted annually according to the latest Sydney Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Bayside West SIC contribution rates – FY2023-24
Contribution rate as at 1 July 2023
|Class of development||Contribution rate|
(a) Attached dwellings,
(b) Dual occupancies,
(c) Dwelling houses (but not secondary dwellings),
(d) Multi-dwelling houses,
(e) Residential flat buildings,
(f) Semi-detached dwellings,
(g) A group of self-contained dwellings that is seniors housing,
(h) Shop top housing.
|$10,173 per additional dwelling|
The SIC rate is indexed annually on 1 July as outlined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Special Infrastructure Contribution – Bayside West) Determination 2020.
Requirements for certifiers
Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 mean certifiers must confirm that there is no outstanding SIC payment required before issuing an occupation certificate.
Infrastructure contributions reform
The NSW Productivity Commissioner has proposed reforms to the infrastructure contributions system. Its recommendations include introducing transitional and savings arrangements, which may affect the Bayside West SIC.
To learn more, read Improving the infrastructure contributions system.