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Glen presented on private property rights and claiming compensation at a Planning Law & Practice in WA seminar arranged by Legalwise, held on 14 June 2022.

He provided an overview of takings and compensation, including:

  • the procedure for taking land under the Land Administration Act 1997 (WA) (LA Act);
  • principles for valuing land taken under the LA Act;
  • the concept of injurious affection under the Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA);
  • complications in assessing the value of injuriously affected land and the restrictions on who can claim compensation for injurious affection following the Western Australian Planning Commission v Southregal Pty Ltd (2017) 259 CLR 106 decision;
  • a lessee’s entitlement to claim compensation for a taking under the LA Act; and
  • a case study on compensation for infrastructure projects.

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