Compensation for compulsory acquisition of land cases

The following cases can be found on the NSW Land and Environment pages of Caselaw NSW and Austlii

Statutory offer remains open for acceptance

Niezabitowski v Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW [2006] NSWLEC 462, (2006) 147 LGERA 417

Market value

Spencer v Commonwealth [1907] HCA 82, (1907) 5 CLR 418

Walker Corporation Pty Ltd v Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority[2008] HCA 5, (2008) 233 CLR 259

McDonald v Roads & Traffic Authority (NSW) [2009] NSWLEC 105, (2009) 169 LGERA 352 at [121] – [136] (re s 61(b))

Roads & Traffic Authority (NSW) v McDonald [2010] NSWCA 236,(2010) 79 NSWLR 155

Easements

Willoughby City Council v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWLEC 6, (2014) 201 LGERA 177

Tempe Recreation Reserve Trust v Sydney Water Corporation [2013] NSWLEC 221, (2013) 200 LGERA 205

Tempe Recreation Reserve Trust v Sydney Water Corporation [2014] NSWCA 437

Highest and best use

Serbian Cultural Club ‘St Sava’ Inc & Serbian Cultural Club Limited v Roads & Traffic Authority of New South Wales [2007] NSWLEC 673

Taylor v Port Macquarie-Hastings Council [2010] NSWLEC 113

Sandhurst Trustees Ltd v Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW[2006] NSWLEC 243

Maidment v Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW [2006] NSWLEC 606, (2006) 153 LGERA 249

Commonwealth Custodial Services Ltd v Valuer-General (NSW)[2006] NSWLEC 400, (2006) 148 LGERA 35

Special value

Pastoral Finance Association v The Minister [1914] AC 1083

Boland v Yates Property Corporation Pty Ltd [1999] HCA 64, (1999) 167 ALR 575

Housing Commission of New South Wales v Falconer [1981] 1 NSWLR 547 (not available on Caselaw NSW)

Bligh v Minister Administering Environmental Planning and Assessment Act [2011] NSWLEC 220

Tolson v Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales [2012] NSWLEC 170

Severance

Brock v Roads and Maritime Services (No 3) [2012] NSWCA 404,(2012) 191 LGERA 267

Davies v Sydney Water Corporation [2012] NSWLEC 130

Disturbance

Housing Commission of NSW v Falconer [1981] 1 NSWLR 547 (not available on Caselaw NSW)

Caruana v Port Macquarie-Hastings Council [2007] NSWLEC 109

McDonald v Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW [2009] NSWLEC 105,(2009) 169 LGERA 352 at [17]

Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW v McDonald [2010] NSWCA 236, (2010) 79 NSWLR 155

Al Amanah College Inc v Minister for Education and Training (No 2) [2011] NSWLEC 254 at [54]

Hua and Anor v Hurstville City Council [2010] NSWLEC 61

Bligh v Minister Administering Environmental Planning and Assessment Act [2011] NSWLEC 220

Marroun v Roads and Maritime Services [2012] NSWLEC 199

Brock v Roads & Maritime Services (No 3) [2012] NSWCA 404  ,(2012) 191 LGERA 267   

Attard & Ors v Transport for NSW [2014] NSWLEC 44, (2014) 205 LGERA 396

Willoughby City Council v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWLEC 6, (2014) 201 LGERA 177

George D Angus Pty Ltd v Health Administration Corporation [2013] NSWLEC 212, (2013) 205 LGERA 357

Health Administration Corporation v George D Angus Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 352

Solatium

Horton v Wyong Shire Council (No 2) [2005] NSWLEC 45

Cassidy v Sydney Water Corporation [2008] NSWLEC 223

Increase or decrease in value of adjoining or severed land

Mir Bros Unit Constructions Pty Limited v Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales [2004] NSWLEC 612

El Boustani v Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 [2012] NSWLEC 266

El Boustani v Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 [2014] NSWCA 33, (2014) 199 LGERA 198     

Tolson v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWCA 161, 201 LGERA 367

Comparable sales valuation method

Maurici v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2003] HCA 8,(2003) 212 CLR 111

Taylor v Port Macquarie Hastings Council [2010] NSWLEC 113

Graham Trilby Pty Ltd v Valuer-General [2008] NSWLEC 217

Goluzd v Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 [2012] NSWLEC 25

Yates Property Corp Pty Ltd (In liq) v Darling Harbour Authority(1991) 24 NSWLR 156 at 182-183 (not available on Caselaw NSW)

Tenstat Pty Limited v Valuer General [2012] NSWLEC 1361

Sydney Water Corporation v Marrickville Council [2014] NSWCA 438

Income valuation methods

Collex Pty Limited v Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales [2006] NSWLEC 579, (2006) 149 LGERA 234

Mac’s Pty Limited v Parramatta City Council [2012] NSWLEC 1356

Bligh v Minister Administering Environmental Planning and Assessment Act [2011] NSWLEC 220

TMG Developments Pty Ltd v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWLEC 117

Cost based valuation method

TMG Developments Pty Ltd v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWLEC 117

Hypothetical development valuation method

Turner v Minister of Public Instruction (1956) 95 CLR 245

Graham Trilby Pty Limited v Valuer-General [2008] NSWLEC 217

McDonald v Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW [2009] NSWLEC 105,(2009) 169 LGERA 352

Everest Project Developments Pty Ltd v Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 & The Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales [2010] NSWLEC 88, (2010) 177 LGERA 43       

Before and after valuation method

Roads & Traffic Authority (NSW) v Muir Properties Pty Ltd [2005] NSWCA 460, (2005) 143 LGERA 192 at [103] – [104]

McDonald v Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW [2009] NSWLEC 105, (2009) 169 LGERA 352

Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW v McDonald  [2010] NSWCA 236,(2010) 79 NSWLR 155      

Brock v Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales [2010] NSWLEC 244

Goluzd v Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 [2012] NSWLEC 25at [57] – [58]      

Willoughby City Council v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWLEC 6, (2014) 201 LGERA 177 (easement)

Special provision re market value based on potential of land: s 61(b)

El Boustani v Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 [2014] NSWCA 33, (2014) 199 LGERA 198

Attard & Ors v Transport for NSW [2014] NSWLEC 44, (2014) 205 LGERA 396

Compensation payable to a reserve trust under s 106A Crown Lands Act 1989

Tempe Recreation Reserve Trust v Sydney Water Corporation [2013] NSWLEC 221, (2013) 200 LGERA 205

Tempe Recreation Reserve Trust v Sydney Water Corporation [2014] NSWCA 437

Rent review clauses in leases

TMG Developments Pty Ltd v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWLEC 117

Costs

Dillon v Gosford City Council [2011] NSWCA 328, (2011) 184 LGERA 179

Brock v Roads & Maritime Services (No 3) [2012] NSWCA 404,(2012) 191 LGERA 267   

Tempe Recreation Reserve Trust v Sydney Water Corporation [2014] NSWCA 437   

Taylor v Port Macquarie-Hastings Council [2010] NSWLEC 153

Last updated:

18 Aug 2020

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