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IPART is reviewing the costs of delivering local infrastructure. This review will develop standardised benchmark costs for local infrastructure that Councils may use to prepare local contribution plans.

As part of broader reforms to the infrastructure contributions system in NSW, The Premier has asked IPART to develop and maintain standardised benchmark costs for local infrastructure that reflect the efficient cost of provision. The reforms will commence from 1 July 2022.

We will consider the recommendations of the NSW Productivity Commissioner when we complete our review. We released a draft report on 29 October and will hold a public hearing on 10 December 2021.

We are concurrently reviewing the essential works list and will provide advice on the approach councils should take to considering efficient infrastructure design and the application of nexus. Information related to this review can be found on our website here.

We have included the contents of both reviews in the same draft report, which was released on 29 October 2021.

If you would like to have your say on the draft report, please make it clear which review your submission relates to. If your submission relates to both reviews, please make this clear and provide your feedback in a single submission.

IPART will present a Final Report to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces by 18 February 2022.


For media enquiries, please contact Adrian Flood by email to or by phone on 0427 105 865.

Key contact
Jessica Hanna
02 9113 7715