Stage 5: Determination of compensation

You have 15 days to review the preliminary report

We will send a preliminary valuation report for you and the acquiring authority to review. This will outline the compensation amount and how it was determined.

You have 15 working days to give feedback on the report before we finalise the determination. Make sure you address all concerns before we do this, as a formal determination of compensation is final.

The Valuer General will determine your compensation

When the preliminary valuation report is finalised, we will issue the determination of compensation to you and the acquiring authority, along with the final valuation report.

This is the Valuer General’s decision on how much compensation you will receive. It is the final part of the Valuer General’s formal role in this process.

Your coordinator will be available to:

  • answer questions about the valuation report and determination of compensation
  • discuss the outcome with you, your representative or the acquiring authority.

The acquiring authority must give you a compensation notice

The acquiring authority must give you a notice that includes the determination of compensation. This usually happens within 45 days of the acquisition notice’s publication.

The compensation notice:

  • officially notifies you that your land has been compulsorily acquired
  • offers to pay the amount that the Valuer General has determined
  • informs you of your right to object to the amount offered.

You will receive compensation within 28 days

Once you agree to the determination of compensation by signing the deed of release, the acquiring authority must pay you:

  • the compensation amount in full within 28 days of receiving a deed of release
  • interest on that amount from the acquisition date until it makes the payment.
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