Direct Sale Step 3: Develop your business case

As part of your Eligibility Application, you will need to present a business case. To develop your business case you will need to research issues such as those listed below.

  • Funding sources for your proposed development.
  • Community benefits your project will deliver that would not be achieved if the land were sold for the same purpose in a competitive process on the open market.
  • Any relevant ACT and Commonwealth Government policies that support your proposed development.

Research your business case

The links in this section may help you obtain the information you need to build your business case. This is not a definitive list, but it provides quick access to the types of information that you may need to consider.


Government Departments

Land and planning data

  • Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate – planning data for the ACT by district and by suburb.

Maps and land information

  • ACTMAPi – maps and land information for Canberra and the ACT.
  • Territory Plan – descriptions of land zoning rules, and colour-coded maps that show zoning relative to blocks of land.


Population trends

Where can I get help?

Property organisations

There are a range of professional organisations that may be able to help you including:

If you require further information or assistance:

For questions about the direct sale of land process, including how to apply, call +61 2 6205 1632 or make an online enquiry.