School Acquisitions

Have you been contacted by the Department of Education or Ministerial Corporation seeking to acquire part or all of your property for a new school?
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, with $9.8 billion allocated to new schools and upgrades.

New schools are earmarked for:

  • · Calderwood
  • · Flinders
  • · Huntlee
  • · Jordan Springs
  • · Leppington/Denham Court
  • · Melrose Park
  • · Pottsville
  • · Schofield/Tallawong
  • · Sydney Olympic Park (Carter Street)
  • · West Dapto

If you have been approached by the NSW Government to acquire part or all of your land, then you should seek advice from highly skilled acquisition lawyers who will facilitate obtaining valuation reports and negotiating with the acquiring authority to ensure that you receive the correct amount of compensation and understand the future implications of the new school on your property.

David Newhouse of Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors has over 20 years of experience in land acquisition matters and represents a large number of clients in land acquisition claims across Sydney and New South Wales. Newhouse and Arnold Solicitors are one of Sydney’s leading land acquisition lawyers under the Land Acquisitions (Just Terms Compensation) Act and have been involved in projects for acquisition of land for schools, parklands, hospitals, freeways, train stations, metro stations and road widening projects across Sydney and NSW.
David is also a non-practicing valuer, former barrister and holds a Masters in Environmental Law. David Newhouse practices in the NSW Land and Environment Court and manages to resolve a high percentage of claims before they go to Court.
Newhouse and Arnold Solicitors only acts for landowners and last year successfully negotiated more than 65 claims across New South Wales with only a handful of matters proceeding to Court.
Please contact David Newhouse of Newhouse and Arnold Solicitors on (02) 99221100 for a free consultation or send through your details on the attached form.

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