Compulsory Acquisition: 26 October 2022
On 12 October 2022, the Secretary to the Department of Transport ('the Authority') published a Designation of the Project Area for a Declared Project ('declared project area') in the Victoria Government Gazette which included a map identifying the land which is required for the Mickleham Road Upgrade - Stage 1 Project between Somerton Road and Dellamore Boulevard in Greenvale.
Stage 1 of the Mickleham Road Upgrade involves:
Now that the Authority has declared the project area and the land required for the Mickleham Road Upgrade - Stage 1 Project, the compulsory acquisition process is able to start. The compulsory acquisition process will start by the Authority serving the first formal notice in the process, namely a Notice of Intention to Acquire ('NOITA').
It is important to seek independent expert legal advice to ensure that you understand the effect that the compulsory acquisition will have on your land and to ensure you are in the best position to claim all that you are entitled to from the Authority once the compulsory acquisition process begins. The compulsory acquisition process can be complex and both landowners and tenants have potential rights to claim compensation.
We would be happy to meet with you on a free, no obligation basis to discuss the compulsory acquisition process and your legal rights to compensation.
Aitken Partners Compulsory Acquisition Team has 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.
If you are impacted (or believe you may be impacted) by the Yan Yean Road - Stage 2 Project, it is important you engage lawyers experienced in compulsory acquisition to assist you in obtaining advice on appropriate compensation that may be payable to you.
If you are affected (or believe you may be affected) by the Yan Yean Road - Stage 2 Project, please contact us on 03 8600 6000 to arrange a time to speak with our Compulsory Acquisition Team regarding the Project and/or the compulsory acquisition process and your potential rights to compensation as a result of the Project.