Land acquisition

With limited road reserve to use, North East Link is a challenging project to deliver and some private land is required for construction.

After almost two years of planning work the project has managed to almost halve the number of homes that will be acquired from 75 to 36.

Up to 100 businesses, many in the Bulleen Industrial Zone, are likely to be acquired and we are working closely with bidders to try and reduce this number through the detailed design stage of the project.

Now that the environmental assessment process for the project is complete and the Victorian Minister for Planning has approved the project, the formal acquisition process can commence.

In recognition of the difficult and uncertain circumstances coronavirus has created, the start of the formal acquisition process was extended to the middle of 2020.

The formal acquisition is now continuing and we will keep working closely with all affected property owners and tenants throughout the process, while supporting impacted businesses.

For more information about property acquisition, read the fact sheet PDF, 1.1 MB.

Frequently asked questions

Our landowner engagement team has been in regular contact with property and business owners affected by acquisition since 2017.

If you have not heard from our landowner engagement team, your property is not required to build North East Link.

However, if you are concerned about your property and would like to talk to us, please get in touch on 1800 105 105.

Property acquisition is an important but difficult part of projects like North East Link.

After almost two years of planning work the project has managed to almost halve the number of homes that will be acquired from 75 to 36 homes.

Up to 100 businesses, many in the Bulleen Industrial Zone, are likely to be acquired and we are working closely with bidders to try and reduce this number through the detailed design stage of the project.

We are committed to respecting the privacy of people affected by acquisition and will not be releasing a list of affected properties. If you are concerned about your property, please get in touch on 1800 105 105.

Yes. A Voluntary Purchase Scheme for North East Link was recommended by the Minister for Planning as part of approvals for the project, particularly for property owners near Borlase Reserve, Yallambie due to construction impacts.

A Voluntary Purchase Scheme is now in place for residents near Borlase Reserve and eligible residents have been contacted by the North East Link Project.

Voluntary purchase will also be available at a later date for property owners most affected by the final project design and potentially in other areas near major construction sites.

Any decision for property owners to sell their home to the State Government is entirely voluntary.

Information about eligibility will be confirmed once the preferred builder, detailed design and construction program are known late in 2020. For now the Voluntary Purchase Scheme is only available to Borlase Reserve residents.