Infrastructure boom will see further compulsory acquisitions

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AUSTRALIA’S infrastructure boom, including several major rail and road projects along the eastern seaboard, will create a busy period for those involved in compulsory acquisitions.

Andrea Carolan, managing director of Public Private Property, told the Australian Property Institute’s National Property Conference on the Gold Coast that report writing needs to recognise the human side of acquisition as much as the financial side.

“It is very much an emotional circumstance for some people that find themselves in there. So being able to listen, being able to interpret their concerns, and being able to translate that into a claim for compensation which is compliant with legislation and is easy to read, and takes people on a journey of understanding – it’s quite a skill.”

Australian Property Journal