This process contributes to the Department of Treasury and Finance’s output for the sale of surplus Government land, including Crown land, as published in the State’s annual budget papers.
Pursuant to the Administration of Acts General Order authorised by the Premier of Victoria, responsibility for the sale of surplus Crown land rests exclusively with the Assistant Treasurer. The Assistant Treasurer in turn authorises the responsibility for delivering this output to the:
Land and Property (LP) comprises a team of property professionals to deliver this output.
The standard process followed by LP for the sale of surplus Crown land is primarily governed by the provisions of the Land Act 1958.
Other legislation impacting this activity may include the:
Policy framework:
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The process is tailored for each individual project depending on project requirements and, for Crown land, is broadly covered by the following steps:
It is noted that the sale of surplus government freehold land is not governed by the provisions of the Land Act 1958.
LP’s primary customer is the Assistant Treasurer, who is charged with delivering the Budgeted Land Sales Target including the sale of surplus Crown land.
Sale proceeds are directed to the State’s Consolidated Fund and are reinvested into important public infrastructure to benefit the community.
The secondary customer is the Landholding agency that refers its surplus Crown land to LP for sale. Until settlement of the sale occurs, the agency is responsible for ongoing holding, maintenance and security costs associated with property ownership.
To successfully deliver the asset sales program, LP engages with several professional service providers including:
LP has the following systems in place to support its activities:
During the sale process:
LP regularly reviews its processes to ensure that it:
The process for the sale of surplus Crown land is outlined on the Crown land sales process page.
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