Compulsory Acquisition of Land – Compensation Master Class

Date: Brisbane: ​17 May 2018 Time:

8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm


$673 per person
$606 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$572 per person if in a group of three or more


Brisbane: Level 28, Riparian Plaza,
71 Eagle Street

Further information: Phone 1800 882 110 

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Under the compulsory acquisition statutory framework, a constructing authority must pay compensation to the land owner and other persons with an interest in land that has been compulsorily acquired.

Assessing the compensation payable is never as simple as determining the market value of the property. There are a range of other factors that affect the proper assessment of compensation in the compulsory acquisition context.

This workshop takes the opportunity to consider in detail some of the more complex principles of assessing and determining compensation payable under the Acquisition of Land Act 1967.

Who should attend?

Personnel in government departments, Government-owned corporations and local councils involved in, or with an interest in, land acquisition issues.

What we’ll cover

  • When is a compensation claim properly made?
  • Who has an interest in the land and is entitled to claim compensation?
  • What is severance?
  • When does injurious affection arise?
  • The types of claims that are costs attributable to disturbance
  • Can a tenant claim the same relocation costs as an owner?
  • What does reasonable disturbance costs mean, particularly in the context of professional fees?
  • Topical issues such as deeds of grant in trust, relocation vs extinguishment of a business, special value, the Pointe Gourde / San Sebastian principles, highest and best use
  • Recent case law.

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn how to assess compensation claims in the context of valuing land, interests in land and businesses.

What our clients say

“Great overview which will help in this particular area of my work.”

“Thank you, I now have more in-depth knowledge dealing with compensation claims.”

“Very informative and topical. Highly qualified presenters who were able to draw on practical experiences to offer advice and answer questions.”

“The presenters are clearly very knowledgeable and experienced. They were approachable and open to questions or assistance. Good workshop materials.”

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Training options

We also offer:

  • Refresher on Compulsory Acquisition of Land Statutory Processes (14 March 2018)
  • Compulsory Acquisition of Land – How to Negotiate a Compensation Claim, Prepare for a Mediation, and Conduct Land Court Proceedings (24 July 2018).