Class 3 overview

Proceedings in Class 3 include various different types:

 Valuation objections are usually heard by Commissioners, mostly persons with special knowledge and expertise in the valuation of land.

Compensation claims are usually heard by a Judge, but at times assisted by a Commissioner with special knowledge and expertise in valuation of land.

Other matters assigned to Class 3, such as Aboriginal land claims, are heard by a Judge, assisted by one or more Commissioners appointed with qualifications under s 12(2)(g) of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 including in relation to land rights for Aboriginal people.

Practice and procedure in Class 3 matters can be found in:

Facts and Figures

In 2017, Class 3 proceedings constituted 8% of the Court’s finalised caseload.

Of the Class 3 matters finalised in 2017:

22% were valuation or rating appeals

56% were compensation claims

6% were Aboriginal land claims.

16% were other matters.

86% of Class 3 matters were finalised by alternative dispute resolution processes and negotiated settlement, without the need for a court hearing.

67% of Class 3 matters were finalised within 12 months of commencement. The median completion time for Class 3 matters was 201 days.

Last updated:

17 Dec 2020

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