Property Acquisition in NSW

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Parliamentary Inquiry into Acquisition of Land in Relation to Major Transport Projects

The NSW Government has responded to a parliamentary inquiry report into a range of issues relating to property acquisition in NSW, including compensation, transparency, customer satisfaction, and the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991. The Government supported nine of the ten recommendations either in-principle or outright and determined the tenth to be a matter for the Legislative Council to consider.

The full report and the Government’s response can be viewed on the NSW Parliament website.

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Understanding the property acquisition process

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The property acquisition process is designed to be fair, easy to understand and transparent. See the steps involved when your property is being acquired.

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Find out about getting your property or business valued, and the types of compensation available if your property is being acquired. 

Getting help

Find out about the Centre for Property Acquisition and how to contact us.

Find out what support is available to you and where to go if you need extra help.
All acquisitions should follow these guidelines to make the process fair for you and the community.
If your property has been selected for future acquisition, you can apply for early acquisition on the grounds of hardship.


Property acquisition data has been collated and published since 2018. See annual property acquisition data by acquiring authority, acquisition method and more.

Guides, forms, translations and information for property owners, commercial businesses and tenants.

Acquiring authorities must follow the five Property Acquisition Standards and additional minimum requirements when acquiring properties.

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