South Australia’s record investment in infrastructure will create thousands of local jobs and see improvements to our state's roads, railways, schools, hospitals, sporting facilities and housing projects.
To enable the construction of these projects, the Government of South Australia will need land to build on. On occasion, this may include property which is owned by a private individual or business.
When land needs to be acquired by the Government for a project, it’s referred to as a Property Acquisition.
The purpose of this website is to provide a general overview of the property acquisition process. It is designed to help you understand what to expect during the process. It is not intended to replace legal or expert advice. If you are affected by an acquisition, you will be assigned a Case Manager who will be on hand to answer any specific questions or refer you to the relevant specialist.
- The Land Acquisition Act 1969 (the Act) (PDF 434KB) sets out South Australia’s land acquisition process and the compensation owners and tenants are entitled to. Amended in 2020, the Act now provides more support and compensation to owners and tenants whose property is acquired.
- Land can be acquired under the Act by agreement or by a compulsory process.