The final hearing

The final hearing of the appeal will take place usually in a court at the Court’s building at 225 Macquarie Street, Sydney or, for country matters in a court in regional New South Wales. The Court’s direction fixing the final hearing will state the venue.  The venue will also be stated on the Court Lists posted on the notice board in the foyer of the Court’s building and on the Court’s website on the afternoon of the day before the final hearing is to occur.  The Sydney Morning Herald may also (but does not always) publish the Court Lists on the morning of the date set for the final hearing.

The usual commencing time is 10.00am.  Either a judge or a commissioner may conduct the final hearing. The final hearing may include an inspection of the land to be valued and other comparable properties. The inspection might occur at the start of the final hearing or during the final hearing. If at the start of the final hearing, the meeting place, date and time will be fixed by the Court’s direction made at the second directions hearing.

On the appeal, the applicant has the onus of proving the applicant’s case (see s 40(2) of the Valuation of Land Act).

Information is available on hearings.

 

 

 

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