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Land in Western Australia
can be compulsorily bought back or received by State or local government and a
variety of statutory authorities for a public work. Find out about the
legislation, procedures and practices involved.
The Western Australian State
Government, local governments and a variety of statutory authorities have been
vested, by legislation, with power to acquire land for a public work.
Land may be acquired in one
of two ways:
In the latter
case, the land is compulsorily acquired in accordance with procedures set out in
written law. The provisions dealing with the compulsory acquisition of land and
compensation are provided in Parts 9 and 10 of Land Administration Act 1997 (WA) LAA.
The LAA requires that where
the Minister or a delegate for the “acquiring authority” is directly negotiating
the acquisition of land for a public work, the landowner must be informed of the
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Department of Lands
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