Centre for Property Acquisition

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We help communities across NSW understand the property acquisition process, provide affected people with access to support services, and work with acquiring authorities to promote fair, transparent and consistent practices.

In focus

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Access property acquisition guides for residential and business owners and tenants, with translations in eight community languages.

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In the interest of transparency, and to improve the way we work, we publish data on the number and nature of acquisitions in the most recent financial year. This is the fifth year that we have collected and published the data. 

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If your property has been selected for future acquisition, you can apply for early acquisition on the grounds of hardship.

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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. 

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. 

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An acquisition may involve all or only part of your property.  Find out more about different types of acquisitions.

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All acquisitions should follow these guidelines to make the process fair for you and the community. 

Getting support

Your acquisition support team

Your acquisition support team is there to help you through the acquisition process. They can give you advice and support that is tailored to your needs.  

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The acquisition support line is a free, independent counselling service that provides emotional and mental support for people affected by the property acquisition process.

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If you have any questions or require additional information, please get in touch with the Centre for Property Acquisition using this online form.   

Have your say

Have your say

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Your feedback is important and will help us to identify ways to improve the acquisition process in the future.  

Working for you

Sydney Harbour

We deliver services and assistance to acquiring authorities and affected members of the public.

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 Contact details for agencies or projects acquiring property in NSW.

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Learn about reviews into property acquisition in NSW delivering a fairer, more transparent process for landowners.

More information

Find explanations for some of the terms used throughout the property acquisition process.

Find key property acquisition data from NSW, including annual acquisition numbers by acquiring authority, location, type of acquisition and acquisition method. 

Quickly find what you are looking for on our website.

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