Land acquisition & compensation

Sometimes it is necessary for VicRoads to acquire land in order to widen roads, upgrade intersections and improve the general safety features of our roads.

What is land acquisition and why is it necessary?

VicRoads is responsible for providing a safe and efficient road network as part of the broader transport network in Victoria. To continue to improve our transport system by updating existing roads or constructing new ones, it is often necessary to acquire land. It is becoming increasingly important that we update our roads to accommodate for Victoria’s growing population. As VicRoads is committed to increasing the efficiency of our roads and reducing serious injuries and loss of lives on Victoria’s roads, it is necessary to widen roads, upgrade intersections and improve the general safety features of our roads.

In order to build these projects, we may need to acquire land, some of which may be owned by individuals or businesses. We understand that finding out your land needs to be acquired and developed is intrusive and confronting. Our advice should not be relied on in place of seeking your own legal advice and referring to applicable legislation. The VicRoads Acquisition and Compensation Team is here to assist you through the process and answer any questions that you may have.