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

At the pre-trial mention

Venue, date and time 

The pre-trial mention will usually be on the second last Friday before the date fixed for the hearing. The date of the pre-trial mention will be fixed at the second directions hearing. If possible, the pre-trial mention will be before the judge allocated to hear the proceedings. The location of the Court and the precise time of day will be shown in the Court Lists posted on a notice board in the foyer of the Court’s building and on the Court’s website under Court Lists  in the afternoon of the day before the directions hearing. The Sydney Morning Herald may also (but does not always) publish the Court Lists on the morning of the date set for the pre-trial mention.

Filing of Court Book

The parties are to file in court the agreed Court Book (paragraph 28 of the Practice Note).

Schedule of properties for inspection

The parties are to hand to the Court the agreed schedule of properties to be inspected by the Court (paragraph 28 of the Practice Note).

Directions for conduct of hearing and inspection

The Court may make directions as to the conduct of the hearing and of any inspection of the acquired property and comparable sales properties. These directions will be made orally. The parties should record the directions made. A written copy of the directions made is not usually sent to the parties.

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