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Melbourne Metro Rail Project
On 20 October 2015, the Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced that 94 properties would be compulsorily acquired to facilitate construction of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project. These will consist of 22 properties in Kensington, 2 in Parkville, 65 in the CBD and 5 in South Yarra. A mix of commercial and residential land is to be acquired. The announcement did not include details of any leasehold interests that may be acquired in North Melbourne around the proposed Arden Station.
The Government has indicated that owners and occupiers of affected properties have been called by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority and should receive written communication shortly. Further public information sessions are to be held by the Authority in the coming weeks.
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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