Other Road Widening

Have you been contacted by Transport for NSW or your Local Council seeking to purchase your property, part of your property, or take out a lease over your property for a Road Widening Project?

In 2023, the NSW Government committed $116.5 billion to investment in public infrastructure over the next 4 years to deliver new schools, hospitals and transport projects.

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 acted for numerous landowners affected by Road Widening Projects across NSW and has the experience to prepare the best compensation claim for your individual circumstances. All acquiring authorities are required to pay your valuation and legal fees under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act, so you will not be out of pocket for these costs.
David is a former barrister, a Masters in Environmental Law and 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. Last year, Newhouse and Arnold Solicitors settled more 97% of claims without the need to go to Court.
In 1999, David Newhouse was involved the acquisition of land for the Jervis Bay National Park, the largest land acquisition in New South Wales. This project involved 770 claimants seeking compensation and went to the High Court of Australia.

Beyond his work representing individual owners, David is heavily involved in advocating for better processes for landowners affected by land acquisitions. David appears regularly in the media fighting for process reforms and better treatment of affected owners by acquiring authorities. David was one of only two lawyers required to attend the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into land acquisition practices. At the inquiry, David made submissions and answered questions on behalf of affected land and business owners. David’s name was referred to more than 40 times in the Parliamentary Inquiry PC No.6 “Acquisition of Land in Relation to Major Transport Project.”

David is considered one of Sydney’s leading land acquisition lawyers. 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, or send through your details using the attached form.

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