Property management

VicRoads owns over 2,500 properties statewide which have been acquired and held for future road developments or projects. VicRoads’ Land and Property Group is responsible for the effective leasing, sales and maintenance of VicRoads property across the state.

Property leasing

Properties that are not immediately required for road purposes and have lease potential are leased to the public on a commercial basis, with market rent applicable. This is carried out through BGIS who act on behalf of VicRoads. BGIS can be contacted on 1800 960 722 or vicroads.admin@apac.bgis.com.

Property sales

When properties are no longer required by VicRoads and deemed surplus, they are offered for sale to other government agencies at market value or sold to the public by public auction.

For all queries relating to VicRoads sales, please contact the VicRoads Land Sales Team on landandproperty@roads.vic.gov.au noting the property address in the subject line and marking the email Attn: Sales Team.

Property maintenance

Vacant, unleased properties are managed and maintained by BGIS on VicRoads’ behalf. BGIS can be contacted on 1800 960 722 or vicroads.admin@apac.bgis.com.

 

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For all leasing and licensing queries, please contact BGIS on 1800 960 722 or vicroads.admin@apac.bgis.com. They will provide property details and VicRoads’ standard terms and conditions.

 

 

Road Reserves are defined as the space between adjacent properties and space above and below the road surface.

For all road reserve queries, please contact BGIS on 1800 960 722 or vicroads.admin@apac.bgis.com

They will provide property details and VicRoads’ standard terms and conditions.

For all ownership queries, please contact BGIS on 1800 960 722 or vicroads.admin@apac.bgis.com. Please provide property identification details such as address, Title information and/or a description of the location to enable the property to be identified.

 

If you have a query regarding purchasing VicRoads land, please contact the VicRoads Land Sales Team at: landandproperty@roads.vic.gov.au noting the property address in the subject line and marking the email Attn: Sales Team.

Sales Process

Once it has been established with the relevant VicRoads Regions/Projects and other business areas that properties are identified as surplus to VicRoads’ operational needs, they are incorporated in the VicRoads annual sales program.

Following approval: relevant VicRoads Regional Manager and the VicRoads Chief Executive (and in some circumstances Minster for Public Transport and Roads) must approve all land deemed surplus and available for disposal.

The method of sale is then determined and consultant advice is sought:

  • Planning
  • Valuer General Victoria (Valuer General’s office must provide a valuation for all sales)
  • Government Land Monitor (Land Monitor approval is sought if the value exceeds $750,000)
  • Environmental
  • Local Council

The scheduled sale date for each property will depend on how much preparation is required to get the property in a saleable state.  

 

Sale of VicRoads land flowchart process

 
Please note:
  • All land must be sold by public auction/tender at market price.
  • All private treaty sales must get Government Land Monitor approval regardless of value.
Get more information at the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website (External link)
 
If you have a query regarding the maintenance/grass slashing of VicRoads’ land, please contact BGIS on 1800 960 722 or vicroads.admin@apac.bgis.com with property identification details.

VicRoads manages two forms of land that may share a fence:

  1. A road reserve, which is adjacent to arterial roads or freeways and has the same status as the adjoining road; and
  2. “Land in title”, which is land that has been acquired or purchased by VicRoads for future road or transport projects. 

Fencing Obligations – Roads and Road Reserve

Under Schedule 5, Section 4 of the Road Management Act 2004, VicRoads is not responsible for all roads, only freeways and arterial roads. These can be identified by viewing VicRoads maps of declared roads.

If the fence is adjacent to an arterial road or freeway, the land will be classed as road reserve and will have the same status as the road, therefore the adjacent land owner is responsible for the whole cost of the fence.

If the road is not a freeway or an arterial road, contact your local council to establish the status of the road and fencing responsibilities.

Fencing Obligations – Land in Title (Not Road)

If the land is owned by VicRoads “land in title”, VicRoads is responsible for sharing half of the cost of the fence, subject to the following requirements, as set out in the Fences Act 1968.

If a property owner’s land is adjacent to VicRoads “land in title”, contact BGIS on 1800 960 722 or vicroads.admin@apac.bgis.com.

The adjacent land owner is to obtain two quotes for a 5”4’ (1.6M) paling wood fence (treated pine). The quotes should be forwarded to BGIS who will obtain a third probity quote and arrange for review/approval of the fencing works. Any additional requirements (colour bond, higher height fence etc) will need to be noted separately on the quote and the adjacent land owner will be responsible for these costs. Please note that gates providing access to VicRoads land are not permitted under any circumstances. An agreement on the quote and contractor to be used will then be reached between the adjoining land owner and BGIS on VicRoads’ behalf. 

Once the fence has been completed, an invoice for 50% of the total cost should be forwarded to BGIS for review and payment. 

Further information on requirements of the Fences Act 1968 can be found on the Department of Justice Website

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