Slater and Gordon has this week made a submission to the Linking Melbourne Authority following the release of the East West Link Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) in October.
Slater and Gordon Commercial Litigation lawyer Ben Hardwick said the firm has been contacted by more than 100 residents, including property owners and businesses, concerned about the East West Link project.
“Their concerns and our experience in working with clients affected by similar major transport infrastructure projects led us to make a submission on the East West Link Comprehensive Impact Statement.”
Slater and Gordon has recommended that the contractor:
- Regularly informs residents and property owners about construction progress and activities
- Agrees to pay for any damage to properties incurred during construction
- Agrees to pay for pre and post-construction property condition assessments prepared by an independent expert
- Establish complaints handling procedures
- Establish a low or interest free loans scheme for properties owners forced to move
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