In late March 2013, Coliban Water issued a media release which stated that they had been given final approval to proceed with the Harcourt Rural Modernisation Project. The Project plans to replace the existing channel system with a network of pipes through a high pressurised pipeline in the Harcourt area.
In fact, Coliban Water issued Notices of Intention to Acquire residents' land in July 2012 and acquired the land in early-January when the Notices of Acquisition were gazetted.
As a leading legal firm in the area of Compulsory Acquisition, we disagree with Mr Hardwick's assertion (in a recent article in the Dandenong Leader - Anxiety over acquisition) that 'Compensation rights are only triggered once the land is formally reserved under the registration'.
The Yan Yean Road duplication has been approved and public acquisition overlays (PAOs) placed over the affected properties.
The compulsory acquisition process may take 5 to 10 years to commence, but landowners have compensation triggers that can apply in the meantime.
If you are affected by a PAO, then contact us to discuss the options available so you can decide whether to take action now or in the future.
As most of our Regional Rail Link clients already know, the contract for works has been awarded to companies John Holland, Abigroup, Coleman Rail, AECOM and GHD.
We understand that Regional Rail Link estimates the first new tracks will be used in early 2016.
A Panel hearing was conducted between 6 and 8 February 2012, listening to the concerns of residents. In the meantime, it is imperative residents and any prospective vendors/purchasers in the area obtain advice about the effect of the proposed Public Acquisition Overlay for the Yan Yean Road duplication.
VicRoads published the panel report on its website.
While waiting for a panel decision concerning the duplication of Yan Yean Rd, some residents note the inequity surrounding the planning process and subdivision rights.
See the attached article and call us if you want advice.
As our clients including so many local residents are well aware, a panel hearing was conducted in early February in relation to the proposed Yan Yean Road Duplication.
Recent media coverage refers to that panel hearing and the possible impact on local residents as well as the local fire station. You may wish to review the following two articles:
Construction of the Macarthur Wind Farm and Tarrone Gas Station / Pipeline is underway which means the compulsory acqusition of land is well progressed. For information and advice, contact compulsory acquisition lawyers at Aitken Partners.
- Compulsory acquisitions at Walker and Thomas Streets, Dandenong, have caused loss to businesses and individuals alike.
A panel hearing is scheduled for 6, 7 and 8 February 2012 with regards to the Yan Yean Road Duplication.
The determination of the panel will influence the future plans of the project.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to telephone us to discuss.
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