Here you can find out more about the review of and amendments to the Public Works Act.

After a review of the Public Works Act 1981, Cabinet agreed in June 2013 to amend the Act to improve the fairness of the acquisition and compensation process.

From 19 April 2017, the level of additional compensation has increased for acquiring land that includes the home of the landowner. The level of additional compensation has also increased for a landowner that does not have a home on the land.

Read our factsheet: ‘Amendments to the Public Works Act 1981 (PDF 104KB)

Last Updated: 9 May 2017