Our land sales program releases land no longer required for transport to enable others to make the most of the land and improve communities. As the land owners, we facilitate the process by working with other authorities and agencies that may also influence the outcomes of a sale.
Once we receive an application to buy land, we conduct an internal review. This can take up to 28 days. We’ll keep you informed of the progress of your application.
When we review applications, we consider:
- commercial and community outcomes
- future use
- development of the site
- any known or anticipated transport requirements.
Land sales are subject to approval by the Minister for Public Transport, the Treasurer and the Government Land Monitor.
There are various costs associated with buying our land, such as valuations and transaction fees.
Our land must be sold for a price not less than the Valuer-General’s (VG’s) valuation pursuant to the Valuation Act 1960, based on the land’s highest and best use. The Valuer-
General will establish the best method for valuation, which may be a direct comparison of local sales or assessment of the land on a square metre rate basis.
If you have any questions, please contact our Property Customer Service Coordinator on (03) 9619 8889 or at firstname.lastname@example.org