The WAPC can acquire properties reserved under region schemes for public purposes.
The WAPC acquires properties reserved under region schemes for primary and other regional roads, parks and recreation and regional open space areas, special uses including planning control area and improvement plans, and major land development projects.
The WAPC acquires reserved land on a long-term strategic basis and mostly acquires land at the request of landowners. Land which is affected by a reservation in a region scheme can generally remain in private ownership until the government needs it for the public purpose.
There are several options available to the owners of reserved land.
If your land is reserved in a region scheme and you are the owner of the land when it was first reserved, you may be able to make a claim for compensation for injurious affection if:
For more information on compensation, please read the Your property and the planning system - region schemes brochure available for download below.
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