The Public Works Act 1981 (PWA) sets out the procedures for the acquisition of land for government and local works. It ensures that both land owners and acquiring agencies are treated fairly by the process of land acquisition.
The purpose of this guideline is to complement LINZS15005 Standard for acquisition of land under the Public Works Act 1981 by expanding on the content and providing guidance about the acquisition process to meet the requirements of the acquisition standard.
This document provides guidance for the acquisition of land under the PWA, including:
(a) compulsory acquisition,
(b) assessment of compensation, and
(c) legislation of acquisitions.
It also includes guidance on specific roading actions that may occur under the PWA.