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North East Link Update – Northern Section

Natasha Ozolins

Following the Minister for Planning’s assessment to proceed with the North East Link Project (‘North East Link ) in early December 2019 and the approval of Planning Scheme Amendment GC98 on 3 January 2020, the compulsory acquisition of land is imminent.

The northern section of North East Link spans from the M80 Ring Road at Plenty Road to the Northern tunnel Portal near Blamey Road and will involve the compulsory acquisition of 18 residential properties, as well as impacting seven businesses due to the acquisition of land.

The Authority has outlined it expects construction of this section of the Project to begin in 2021 and continue for a period of 4 years.

Aitken Partners compulsory acquisition team is passionate about landowners’ rights and act exclusively for landowners, tenants and businesses. We understand that sometimes a compulsory acquisition may involve more than just the taking of one’s land and can be an emotional process. Our team is empathetic, supportive, approachable and most importantly, reasonable.

Aitken Partners compulsory acquisition team has a great deal of experience with and understands the many complexities associated with the compulsory acquisition of 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.

Given the acquisition process is imminent, if you are affected by the Northern Section of the Project, please contact Natalie O’Flynn on 03 8600 6046 to arrange a time to speak with our compulsory acquisition team regarding the acquisition process and your potential rights to compensation.

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