In September 2015, the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments announced a joint funding allocation of $985 million to build the Northern Connector, a new 43km freeway that forms part of the North South Corridor. The new road will provide a link between Gawler and Regency Park and will pass through Regency Park, Parafield Gardens, Paralowie, Edinburgh, Davoren Park, Munno Para, Hillier, Evanston Park and Gawler.
The South Australian Government has not released details of the number of properties that will be acquired for the project; however maps of the preliminary design of the Northern Connector show the alignment passing through a significant amount of private land.
From our considerable experience in compulsory acquisition, Slater and Gordon can explain the process to you and give you advice to protect your interests.
As soon as your property is affected by a compulsory acquisition, it is very important to get legal advice. Our experience has shown that, with the right advice, the amount of compensation obtained can sometimes be considerably more than first thought. It is important to obtain expert advice on valuation and legal issues so that you are fully aware of your entitlements.
Our work is at no cost to you, as the Acquiring Authority is legally required to pay our costs and we will only seek payment from the Acquiring Authority – not you.