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The New South Wales government has announced that it expects construction to commence on the Parramatta Light Rail line in 2019.

The preferred network for the Parramatta Light Rail line will connect Westmead Hospital, Parramatta North, Parramatta CBD and Camellia, and will also extend to Olympic Park, Strathfield, Carlingford and Telopea.

It is expected that the project will involve the compulsory acquisition of a significant number of properties along the preferred network.

Communications with stakeholders will begin in early 2016, and the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement and other approval documents including community engagement will commence in late 2016.

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.

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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