Compulsory Acquisition: 09 July 2020
The Victorian State Government has committed planning funding towards the Bypassing Shepparton Projects to undertake various technical studies to understand the impacts and benefits of the Projects which is being undertaken by Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) to finalise its business case to support the allocation of funding for the Projects. Additionally, the Federal Government has committed funding towards the delivery of Shepparton Bypass Stage 1. The Bypassing Shepparton Projects include:
The Bypassing Shepparton Projects map identifying each of the above listed Projects is accessible at the following link - https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/mrpv/bypassing-shepparton.
The Shepparton City Council has stated that current priority is the Shepparton Bypass Stage 1 - which will include a single lane carriageway in each direction between the Midland Highway (to the west of Mooroopna) to the Goulburn Valley Highway (in the north of Shepparton) which is a total distance of 10.05kms of proposed carriageway.
If you have an interest in a property as a landowner, tenant, occupant or business owner and you believe you may be impacted by the Projects through the compulsory acquisition of your land and you would like a greater understanding of the compulsory acquisition process, please feel free to contact our compulsory acquisition lawyers to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss your queries.
Aitken Partners compulsory acquisition lawyers have more than two decades of combined experience in representing landowners, tenants and business owners in compulsory acquisition claims in most (if not all) of Victoria's major infrastructure projects.
Aitken Partners compulsory acquisition team has a great deal of experience with and understands the many complexities associated with the compulsory acquisition of both residential and commercial land. For example, Aitken Partners recently acted in the Supreme Court for successful claimants in the matter of Provans Timber Pty Ltd in relation to a business being conducted on a property owned by related entities. Both entities were found to have an interest in the acquired land and therefore both entities were entitled to separate claims for compensation as a result of the acquisition.
If you are impacted by the Bypassing Shepparton Projects, it is imperative you engage lawyers experienced in compulsory acquisition matters to assist you in obtaining appropriate compensation. The compulsory acquisition process is covered by a unique legislative regime which does not follow standard property and conveyancing law practices.
If you are affected (or believe you may be affected) by the Bypassing Shepparton Project, please contact Natalie O'Flynn on 03 8600 6046 to arrange a time to speak with one of our compulsory acquisition lawyers regarding your potential rights to compensation if your land is ultimately compulsorily acquired for the Projects.