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The Inland Rail has been described as a ‘truly transformational’ infrastructure project for Australia.
The 1,700 km proposed rail network will connect Brisbane, through regional NSW, to Melbourne addressing the anticipated significant growth in freight over the next several decades, with a goal of delivering a transit time of less than 24 hours between the two capital cities.
The Federal Government previously committed $300 million for pre-construction activities such as detailed corridor planning, environmental assessments and community consultation.
In its 2016/2017 Budget, the Federal Government committed $549 million to the acquisition of the land necessary for the proposed rail corridor, and other preliminary steps. It is estimated that more than 1,000 compulsory acquisitions will be required, commencing as soon as 2017.
Why choose Slater and Gordon?
Slater and Gordon is a national law firm that has expertise in representing affected landowners to ensure they receive all compensation they are entitled to at law. We have already assisted hundreds of people who have had their family homes, business premises or investment properties compulsorily acquired by major projects such as the East West Link, Westconnex, the upgrade of the Pacific Highway, Sydney City Light Rail and the East Coast Railway in the Hunter Valley.
We can help
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.
Slater and Gordon can explain the process to you and give you advice to protect your interest.
Initial advice is cost and obligation free
We know people want an understanding of their legal position before they start incurring legal costs. When your land or business interest is compulsorily acquired by a constructing authority you are entitled to have any professional expenses relating to legal, valuation and accounting services paid for by the authority. We can sit down with you and discuss your situation on a no-cost and no-obligation basis.
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