Elizabeth Drive Upgrade (Transport for NSW)

Have you been contacted by Transport for NSW seeking to purchase your property for the Elizabeth Drive Upgrade?
Transport for NSW is currently in the process of acquiring properties for the Elizabeth Drive Upgrade. The project will see the current road widened from two to four lanes, with future potential to upgrade to six lanes and will affect properties on both sides of the road.
As an affected owner, you are entitled not only to compensation for the acquisition of your property, but also associated legal and valuation costs to negotiate your claim with Transport for NSW. Under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act, Transport for NSW are required to pay these fees, so you will not be out of pocket.
David Newhouse, of Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors, is one of Sydney’s leading compulsory acquisition lawyers with over 25 years of experience in land acquisition and just terms compensation matters in NSW. David has the knowledge and experience to maximise your claim for compensation from Transport for NSW for the Elizabeth Drive Upgrade.
David acted for the majority of landowners affected by the M12 Motorway project Kemps Creek and has a full understanding of the area, implications and strategy to prepare the best just terms claim possible, tailored to your individual circumstances.

David is a solicitor and former barrister, and holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Law. David is also a non-practicing certified valuer. David regularly practices in the NSW Land and Environment Court and NSW Supreme Court in relation to land acquisition and land valuation claims and has the expertise to resolve a high percentage of claims well before they go to Court. Last year, Newhouse and Arnold Solicitors settled more 97% of claims without the need to go to Court.

In 1999, David Newhouse was involved in the largest land acquisition in New South Wales, involving 770 claimants seeking compensation for acquisitions for the Jervis Bay National Park, a matter which went to the High Court of Australia.
David appears regularly in the news fighting for process reforms and better treatment of affected owners by acquiring authorities. He was one of only two lawyers required to attend the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into land acquisition practices by acquiring authorities. At the Inquiry, David made submissions and answered questions representing affected land and business owners. David was referred to 41 times in the Parliamentary Inquiry PC No.6 “Acquisition of Land in Relation to Major Transport Project” advocating for fair compensation and better processes for affected landowners.

David was recently involved in full and partial acquisitions for land and business owners affected by the:

  • Mulgoa Road Widening
  • M4 widening
  • M12 Kemps Creek
  • Pacific Highway Upgrade Coffs Harbour
  • Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Upgrade
  • Singleton Bypass
  • Blackheath to Lithgow Bypass
  • Berry Bypass
  • Parramatta Light Rail (Stage 1)
  • Metro Stations at Parramatta, Westmead, Burwood, Waterloo, Martin Place, Hunter Street, North Sydney, Rose Hill, Castle Hill, Bringelly, St Marys, The Bays, Crows Nest, Bella Vista

Please contact David on (02) 9922 1100 for a free consultation regarding the Elizabeth Drive Upgrade or send through your details using the attached form.

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