Crown land and freehold in Western Australia can be compulsorily bought back by State or local government and a variety of statutory authorities as stated in Parts 9 and 10 of Land Administration Act 1997 (WA) LAA.
The most common reason to compulsorily acquire a piece of land is for a public work or to convert Crown land to freehold.
Interest in land may be acquired in one of two ways:
The LAA requires that where the Minister or a delegate for the “acquiring authority” is directly negotiating the acquisition of an interest in land, the landowner must be informed of the procedures for:
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