The Victorian Government allocated $103 million in its 2016 budget to construct the Drysdale bypass on the Bellarine Peninsula. The bypass, which has been planned since the 1980s, aims to reduce traffic flows on High Street, Drysdale.
While work to finalise the design of the bypass is ongoing, it is expected that at least 13 properties in and around the existing bypass reservation will be subject to significant compulsory acquisitions of land by mid-2017.
VicRoads has announced it will begin consultation with the community and affected property owners in mid-2016. After community consultation is completed and the design of the bypass is finalised it is likely the land acquisition process will commence. Construction of the bypass is expected to be completed in 2020.
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 Authority is legally required to pay our costs and we will only seek payment from the Authority – not you.
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