Princes Highway - Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Upgrade

Have you been contacted by Transport for New South Wales seeking to purchase your property, part of your property, or take out a lease over your property for Stage 2 of the Princes Highway - Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Upgrade?

David Newhouse, of Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors, is one of Sydney’s leading compulsory acquisition lawyers, with over 25 years of experience in developing personalised strategies for land acquisition and just terms compensation claims in New South Wales. David has the knowledge and experience to maximise your claim for compensation from Transport for NSW for the Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Upgrade.
Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors already represent landowners affected by the Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet project. We assisted a majority of landowners affected by the Berry Bypass and understand what is needed to develop a strategy to ensure you have the strongest possible compensation claim. We have also developed other strategies to ensure that your property is affected as little as possible by the project.
We work closely with a number of certified valuers who understand rural, residential, full and strip land acquisitions. David often represents multiple landowners in rural projects, utilising the same valuer and strategies, to ensure that there is consistency in the valuation approach. This approach has been seen to benefit all of David’s clients over many years.
David acted for landowners affected by Stage 1 of the Princes Highway Upgrade and has a full understanding of the project, implications and strategy to prepare the best just terms claim possible, tailored to your individual circumstances.

Our experience

David is a solicitor and former barrister experienced in land resumption and valuation matters. He is a certified valuer and holds a Masters in Environmental Law. 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. For those that ended up in Court last year, all were resolved without the need to go to a full hearing.
In 1999, David Newhouse was involved in the state’s largest land resumption claim in NSW, which involved over 700 claimants seeking compensation for the Jervis Bay National Park, a matter which went to the High Court of Australia.
David appears regularly in the papers fighting for reforms and better treatment of affected owners by acquiring authorities. David was one of only two lawyers required to attend the Senate Inquiry into land acquisition practices, where he made submissions and answered questions, representing the interests of affected land and business owners. David was referred to over 40 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 is considered by his peers to be one of Sydney’s leading land resumption lawyers. David has recently been involved in full and partial acquisitions for land and business owners affected by the:

  • Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Upgrade
  • Singleton Bypass
  • Berry Bypass
  • Blackheath to Lithgow Bypass
  • Pacific Highway Upgrade Coffs Harbour
  • 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
  • Mulgoa Road Widening
  • M4 widening
  • M12 Kemps Creek


Please contact David Newhouse on (02) 9922 1100 for a free consultation regarding the Princes Highway – Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Upgrade, or send through your details using the attached form.

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