Build next to the rail corridor

Any land development or work carried out next to the rail corridor should be appropriate and respect the importance of the railway land.

We have produced the Rail Development Interface Guidelines to help ensure any development next to railway land does not adversely affect transport operations.

The guideline is for:

  • anyone planning to do works or develop land next to the rail corridor
  • other agencies and decision makers needing a reference or guidance.

The guideline covers matters including:

  • the importance of protecting railway land
  • what to consider before building next to railway land
  • safety
  • construction considerations
  • legal agreements.

More information
If you have any questions, please contact our Property Customer Services on 03 9619 8889 or

Our role

We are a state-owned organisation with an independent Board. We are the owners of Victoria’s transport assets, and work alongside

Most of our railway land, assets and buildings are leased to the public transport operators, and they are responsible for maintaining the assets leased to them.