Our experienced land acquisition lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you’re a resident of Wagga Wagga who has been notified that your land will be acquired by the government for the purpose of a public road, we can help you protect your legal rights and discuss your options.

Hones Lawyers is a law firm with decades of experience in compulsory land acquisition. We have an unrivalled depth of experience in land acquisition cases and an in-depth knowledge of the Commonwealth Lands Acquisition Act 1989 and the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW). We have the legal understanding and experience to achieve the best compensation result.

Our experts can help.

We have helped individual homeowners and small and large businesses affected by compulsory land acquisition get the compensation they deserve, through negotiation and contesting government valuations.

Our experienced compulsory acquisition lawyers will help you by:


Providing guidance on the implementation of the necessary statutory framework and process based on your circumstances and jurisdiction


Working with land, property and business owners and negotiating with valuers towards achieving maximum compensation


Taking part in negotiations on your behalf


Representing you at tribunals or hearings, if required

Our specialist compulsory acquisition lawyers have successfully settled a number of forced acquisition matters in NSW prior to litigation, and we pride ourselves on a high success rate in achieving the best and fairest results for our clients.

If your home is subject to land acquisition as part of this project, contact us today to book a consultation and get advice and guidance through the process.

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    Contact us by phone or using our website enquiry form with information on your matter. Providing enough information in this part of our process will allow us to get back in touch with you regarding your options.

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    Whether it’s in person, over the phone or by Skype – this will allow us to ask any questions we might have regarding your matter and will allow us to build a better working relationship.

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    At this point we should have enough information in order build a strategy to move forward with (or in some cases, various strategies).

    Why Land Acquisition Lawyers

    We're a boutique law firm specialising in property, land and environmental law and all our solicitors are experts in the field.
    We provide upfront costs agreements so there are no hidden surprises though out the course of the matter.
    We have a 95% success rate and continue to uphold this figure as we are fully transparent with our clients and the likelihood of their success of the case.

    Compulsory Land Acquisition FAQs

    Can the government acquire my land in NSW?

    In NSW, the commonwealth and state governments (including state-owned enterprises) have the authority to acquire privately held property for public use. They have the ability to acquire all or part of your property.

    What is the name of the law for compulsory acquisition in NSW?

    The Commonwealth Lands Acquisition Act 1989 and the NSW Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (Just Terms Act) both function in a similar manner.

    Each Act sets a procedure for informing and negotiating with landowners who are impacted by the compulsory land acquisition.

    Can you fight compulsory acquisition?

    It is possible to challenge compulsory acquisition in court if you have adequate evidence. Land Acquisition Lawyers can assist you in making sure you get fair compensation and that your rights are safeguarded throughout the process.

    Am I entitled to any help with legal fees during a compulsory acqusistion?

    The government will pay your legal fees associated with the compulsory acquisition process, including any costs of proceedings in the Land and Environment Court. For more information on this, contact our experienced lawyers.

    Have you had success in compulsory acquisition matters historically?

    Our lawyers have been successful in negotiating many compulsory acquisition matters before they went to litigation, achieving the best outcomes for our clients at the Land & Environment Court. We pride ourselves on a 95% success rate.

    How is compensation calculated?

    The factors to be taken into account when assessing a property’s value include the market value of the land, town planning issues, the time period in which the property has been occupied and relocation costs.