Land and Environment Court

Outcomes and orders

Resolving disputes

Valuation objection appeals are usually resolved by conciliation and hearings, although mediation and neutral evaluation are also offered. Information is available on:

Giving judgment

At the conclusion of the hearing or at a later date, the judge or commissioner hearing the appeal will give judgment.  The judgment will state the decision and orders and give reasons for making the decision.  Further information is available on:

Orders on valuation objection appeals

On a valuation objection appeal, the Court may make one or more of the following orders:

  • confirm or revoke the decision of the Valuer-General;
  • make a decision in place of the decision of the Valuer-General;
  • remit the matter to the Valuer-General for determination in accordance with the Court’s finding or decision (see s 40(1) of the Valuation of Land Act 1916).

Giving effect to the Court’s decision

The Valuer-General is required to give effect to the Court’s decision, within 60 days after the Court’s decision becomes final, including altering the Register of Land Values (see s 41(1) of the Valuation of Land Act).

The Court’s decision becomes final 30 days after the date of the Court’s decision if no appeal is instituted within that 30 day period ( s 41(2) of the Valuation of Land Act).

Appeals against the court’s decision

A party may appeal against an order or decision of the Court on a valuation objection appeal on a question of law.  If the order or decision was made by a commissioner, the appeal is under s 56A of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979to a judge of the Land and Environment Court.  If the order or decision was made by a judge, the appeal is under s 57 of the Land and Environment Court Act to the NSW Court of Appeal.

Further information is available on appeals.

 

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