More compensation for acquired land

31 May 2017

Landowners whose land is needed for public works will now be entitled to significantly more compensation in addition to the value of their property.

If your property is acquired for a public work, you’ll now receive up to $50,000 as additional compensation if the land includes your home. This was previously set at $2,000.

If your property doesn’t include your home, you could still receive up to 10 per cent of the value of the land acquired as additional compensation, up to $25,000. This is a new payment that hasn’t existed in the past.

Find out more: Amendments to the Public Works Act

Last Updated: 31 May 2017

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