Australia: Invitation: Compulsory Acquisition of Land - Best Practice Procedure to Comply with Statutory Frameworks
Last Updated: 3 April 2014
Date: 27 May 2014
Time: 9.00am – 4.45pm
Location: Level 28, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Presenter(s): Pat Dwyer and Majella Pollard
Contact: Phone, 1800 882 110, Contact Client Training
Cost: $1,183 per person
$1,065 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,006 per person if in a group of three or more
Register for Compulsory Acquisition of Land - Best Practice Procedure to Comply with Statutory Frameworks

Please note this workshop was rescheduled from 1 April to the new date of 27 May 2014.

Government Law Program

The power to compulsorily acquire land can present a variety of legal problems.

This introductory workshop focuses on the practical issues facing government agencies and other public bodies in exercising compulsory acquisition powers.

Learn from our experienced team about current best practice in exercising compulsory acquisition powers and how to avoid delays and costly pitfalls.

What we'll cover

  • Sources of acquisition power
  • The continuing relevance of the public purpose test
  • Acquisition for a private purpose
  • Investigating suitability of land for your purpose
  • Notice of intention to resume
  • Objection process
  • Applying to take land or an interest in land
  • What is an interest in land?
  • Requirements of natural justice
  • What happens if you no longer require the land?
  • Compensation
  • Acquiring native title
  • Pitfalls – and how to minimise the risks of challenge to the process.

What you'll learn

  • Learn proper procedures applicable to general acquisition processes
  • Gain particular understanding of procedures for taking land for public and private infrastructure purpose and for acquiring native title rights and interests, if any, over land
  • Learn appropriate precautions to take to protect the acquisition process from the threat of litigation.

Training options

We also offer:

  • Compulsory Acquisition of Land – Compensation Master Class (17 June)
  • Advanced Compulsory Acquisition of Land Issues (5 August).

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