The NSW Productivity Commission has published an issues paper as part of its review of infrastructure contributions initiated in April.
The review’s terms of reference (set by the State Government) are that the Commission should:
- review the infrastructure contributions system to determine whether it meets the objectives of certainty and efficiency while delivering public infrastructure required to support development;
- make recommendations for reform aimed at delivering a principles-based system that delivers the infrastructure required to accompany growth; and
- identify legislative and regulatory changes necessary to implement the proposed reforms.
The Issues Paper will be followed by stakeholder meetings in August, with participation from NSW government agencies, local government, industry, and community groups.
The outcomes from the public submissions and stakeholder roundtables will be used to inform and refine a shortlist of reform options. These will be included a Final Report, planned for release later this year, for consideration by Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes.