The NSW Government introduced a special infrastructure contribution (SIC) to help fund new or upgraded infrastructure in the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 plan on 27 August 2020.
The SIC will collect up to $116 million from developers to help fund:
- Road crossing improvements
- Open space
- Cycleways and footpaths.
The SIC rate is adjusted annually according to the latest Sydney Consumer Price Index (CPI).
St Leonards and Crows Nest 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.
|$17,068 per additional dwelling|
*The SIC rate is indexed annually on 1 July as outlined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Special Infrastructure Contribution – St Leonards and Crows Nest) Determination 2020.
Requirements for certifiers issuing occupation certificates
Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 mean certifiers must confirm that there is no outstanding SIC payment before issuing an occupation certificate.
How to pay
To see if your development is within the SIC area or to pay your contribution, visit the SIC Online Service.
Infrastructure contributions reform
The NSW Productivity Commissioner has proposed reforms to the infrastructure contributions system.
To learn more, read Improving the infrastructure contributions system.