The Property Services Branch of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is responsible for the acquisition, disposal, leasing, management and marketing of government-owned property.
When a property no longer meets the needs of a particular government department, it is declared to be a ‘surplus’ property and is transferred to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure for disposal.
Surplus property is disposed of according to the following policy:
The property is offered to other government departments to determine any interest. If no interest is shown, it may be offered to municipalities at market value and a sale negotiated. If no interest is shown, it may be offered for sale by Public Tender at market value. Adjacent landowner(s) are notified of the public tender. Should a property not successfully be disposed of by the above-mentioned process, it is marketed, or re-advertised for sale by Public Tender at a later date. Properties considered too small for stand-alone use, that cannot legally be registered to anyone other than adjacent landowners, may be offered to adjacent landowner(s) at market value.