Compulsory taking of land: current issues of law and principle

Wednesday 2nd November, 2016 9:00 am – Wednesday 2nd November, 2016 11:00 am
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

This seminar deals with compulsory taking of land and compensation, focusing on topical issues including the following:

  • The surrender of developers and local governments to the WAPC demand for free of cost ceding and improvement of regional reserves.
  • The de facto reservation of lands affected by Bush Forever, Green Growth Plan and Conservation Category Wetlands, without compensation.
  • Severance and Injurious Affection damages in compensation claims, noting that clause 4 of the Land Acquisition Legislation Amendment (Compensation) Bill 2014 would amends s241 of the Land Administration Act 1997 (the Act) which outlines how compensation is determined where interests in land are taken under Part 9 of the Act.
  • The right of successive owners to claim compensation for Injurious Affection with particular reference to the recent decision of Western Australian Planning Commission v Southregal Pty Ltd [2016] WASCA 53.

Level: Intermediate

  • 2 points Competency 4 Substantive Law


Sponsored by


Chair - Ken Pettit SC
Francis Burt Chambers

Denis McLeod

Glen McLeod
Glen McLeod Legal

Dr Stephen Willey
Assistant State Solicitor
State Solicitor’s Office

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