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Class 3: valuation, compensation and Aboriginal land claim cases

 

Proceedings in Class 3 include various different types:

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Valuation objections are usually heard by Commissioners, mostly persons with special knowledge and expertise in the valuation of land.

Compensation claims are usually heard by a Judge, but at times assisted by a Commissioner with special knowledge and expertise in valuation of land.

Other matters assigned to Class 3, such as Aboriginal land claims, are heard by a Judge, assisted by one or more Commissioners appointed with qualifications under s 12(2)(g) of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 including in relation to land rights for Aboriginal people.


Practice and procedure in Class 3 matters can be found in:

 

 

 

 

 

Fast facts

                 

In 2014, Class 3 proceedings constituted 26% of the Court’s finalised caseload.


Of the Class 3 matters finalised in 2014:

64% were valuation or rating appeals

17% were compensation claims

8% were Aboriginal land claims.

11% were other matters.


In 2014, 83% of Class 3 matters were finalised by alternative dispute resolution processes and negotiated settlement, without the need for a court hearing.


In 2014, 38% of Class 3 matters were finalised within 12 months of commencement. The median completion time for Class 3 matters was 579 days.



 
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