Compulsory Acquisitions, Resumptions & Infrastructure

We help landholders throughout Queensland in all types of compulsory acquisition and resumption matters. From road widening projects to major infrastructure developments, we work with landholders to understand the value of the affected land and ensure fair compensation as a consequence of the acquisition.

We advise landholders and negotiate fair compensation outcomes with proponents. We rely on our knowledge of the Acquisition of Land Act 1967 (Qld) and compensation/valuation principles derived from Court determinations to achieve the best possible outcome.  In more complex matters, we arrange for advice to be obtained from experts such as valuers, town planners and accountants to ensure compensation is properly assessed.

We advise on the merits of objecting to a proposed compulsory acquisition, including lodging objections, where sufficient grounds exist.

We also appear in the Land Court on behalf of affected landholders.

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