Land and Environment Court > Types of cases > Class 3: valuation, compensation and Aboriginal land claim cases > Process for making claims for compensation for compulsory acquisition of land

What is a claim for compensation for the compulsory acquisition of land?                

 

State and local government agencies may acquire land through compulsory process for a range of public purposes.

For example, land may be needed to build a new road. A person whose land is acquired has a right to claim compensation. The government agency acquiring the land is required to give written notice to the person of the acquisition of their land, their entitlement to compensation and the amount of compensation offered (as determined by the Valuer-General).

If the person does not receive a compensation notice and their claim for compensation is rejected, the person can appeal against the rejection of the claim to the Land and Environment Court.

If the person receives a compensation notice but feels that the amount of compensation is not enough, that person can lodge with the Land and Environment Court an objection to the amount of compensation offered.

 

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