Compulsory acquisition process hits the bottom line on regional rail link

The State Government yesterday announced a cost blow-out on the proposed development of the Regional Rail Link.

While there was a fair amount of political spin in the announcement, it is clear one of the areas hitting hard is that of land acquisition for the rail link.

Transport Minister Terry Mulder said he expected an extra bill of between $700m and $1.1b to cover the compulsory acquisition of the land required for the project, which will now also take an extra two years to complete.

Aitken Partners’ Compulsory Acquisition Teamis representing several land and business owners facing acquisitions for Regional Rail Link.