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Road and Rail projects in WA

Get the right information about your entitlements from Australia’s best known law firm

Western Australia is set to see some major infrastructure projects in the coming years, with billions of dollars worth of state and federal government funding committed to major upgrades of important roads and networks.

The projects include:

  • Gateway WA – affecting the roads, rail and freight links surrounding the Perth Airport
  • Swan Valley Bypass (part of the NorthLink WA Project) – the bypass extends Tonkin Highway from Reid Highway to the Great Northern Highway, Muchea
  • Great Northern Highway upgrade – from Batty Bog Rd to Walebing
  • North West Coastal Highway Upgrade – between Minilya and Barradale
  • Perth Freight Link – affecting the area around High St in Fremantle, Stock Rd and Roe Highway

Entitlement to compensation

The moment that your land is impacted by the threat of compulsory acquisition you may be able to take action to trigger your entitlement to compensation. It is important that those affected know where they stand.

Slater and Gordon is a national law firm that specialises in obtaining compensation for those affected by land acquisition.

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 that those affected obtain expert advice about their entitlements.

  • Initial Advice is Cost & Obligation Free
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  • Our Experiences
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Initial Advice is Cost & 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 to be acquired by a government you are entitled to have any professional expenses relating to legal, accounting and valuation services paid for by the government. We can sit down with you and discuss your situation on a no-cost and no-obligation basis. Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about legal rights when it comes to land acquisition, we can send you an information pack.

Affected business owners

We know that as a business owner any land acquisition of your premises can have wide-ranging consequences, whether you are a leaseholder or own the freehold. You are faced with the difficult dilemma of relocating a business that might have been established for many years, finding a replacement site, grappling with advertising when your business may have previously been able to operate without it and fitting out new premises - among many other concerns. For you any compensation must take account not only of the value of your land, but the value of any business lost through the acquisition.

It may be very difficult and time-consuming task to locate a suitable alternative site for your business. Given that any compensation for your land must be referable to the market value as at the date of any acquisition, it is in your interests to commence looking for alternative properties as soon as the prospect of acquisition arises, because the cost of land in commercial hubs can fluctuate rapidly over short periods of time– so the closer in time to the acquisition you are able to find an alternative property, the better position you will be in. We can advise you on the best commercial strategy to adopt whether you have a leasehold or freehold.

Our Experience

Here at Slater and Gordon we are a national law firm with many years’ experience assisting clients with compensation claims for land acquisitions. We would be happy to meet with you in either our Perth, Joondalup or Bunbury offices or meet at your property, to outline the likely next steps and discuss your circumstances and the services we can provide.