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Bayside West

Special infrastructure contributions

The Bayside West special infrastructure contribution (SIC) was introduced on 13 October 2020 to help pay for new or upgraded infrastructure in the precinct.

On 1 October 2023, the Bayside West SIC was repealed and we introduced a new approach to state infrastructure contributions called the Housing and Productivity Contribution (HPC).

The HPC applies to development applications for new residential, commercial and industrial development (including complying development and state significant development) in the Greater Sydney, Lower Hunter, Central Coast and Illawarra-Shoalhaven regions.

Funds collected under the system help to deliver essential infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, major roads, public transport infrastructure and regional open space to create vibrant, liveable communities.

Development applications (DAs) lodged prior to 1 October 2023 will continue to be assessed under the Bayside West SIC. Funds collected will be spent in the areas where the contributions were collected.

Current rates

The contribution rate for DAs assessed under the Bayside West SIC is adjusted annually on 1 July according to the latest Sydney Consumer Price Index (CPI)..

Bayside West SIC contribution rates – FY2024-25

Contribution rate as at 1 July 2024

Class of developmentContribution rate

Residential accommodation:

  1. Attached dwellings
  2. Dual occupancies
  3. Dwelling houses (but not secondary dwellings)
  4. Multi-dwelling houses
  5. Residential flat buildings
  6. Semi-detached dwellings
  7. A group of self-contained dwellings that is seniors housing
  8. Shop top housing
$10,556 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.

How to pay

To see if your development is in the SIC area or to pay your contribution, visit the SIC Online Service.

Visit the SIC Online Service

More information

For more information, phone the Housing Supply and Infrastructure team on 1300 420 596.