Commissioner for Productivity

Infrastructure Contributions Review

The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, has requested the NSW Productivity Commissioner conduct a comprehensive review of the infrastructure contributions system. He has asked the Commissioner to examine the performance of existing arrangements and make recommendations for reform.

The Productivity Commissioner will consult with stakeholders, including NSW Government agencies, councils, industry, and communities, in carrying out the review. A Final Report will be delivered by the end of 2020. Terms of reference for the review can be accessed here.

Infrastructure contributions are made by developers to help deliver the infrastructure needed as communities accommodate growth. They can be made in the form of money, land dedicated free of cost, as works-in-kind by agreement from both parties, or as a combination of these. Background to infrastructure contributions in New South Wales can be accessed here.

The Final Report will show how a reformed contributions system can provide the certainty, transparency, efficiency, and fairness industry and communities need to maintain quality of life while ensuring future economic prosperity.

Information on timing and next steps will be provided shortly.




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