- Q What is happening with property resumptions?
The resumption process for full-take surface properties for Airport Link and Northern Busway is complete.
211 properties were handed over to BrisConnections to commence construction, 387 volumetric (underground) resumptions were handed over, 1 property and 3 part-resumptions for the Airport Roundabout Upgrade Project are complete.
In a few cases home owners who were significantly impacted by construction works approached the State and requested voluntary resumption. These requests were considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Q Were property owners compensated if their house was resumed?
- A When a property is acquired, compensation is payable in accordance with the Acquisition of Land Act 1967. This Act outlines the process for compensation for anyone with an interested in a property to be acquired. All claims are assessed on a case-by-case basis. This process was managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
- Q What happens if my house was damaged during construction of the tunnel?
Measures have been put into place to protect all parties concerned and manage potential damage to property caused by construction. An assessment is undertaken to identify properties near the tunnel that could be at risk of some damage. A pre-condition (building) survey was carried out on properties that may have been at risk and a copy of the survey was given to the property owner. This allowed for potential construction damage to be assessed and repairs undertaken for any tunnel-related settlement or vibration.
Under the Project Deed, BrisConnections and Thiess John Holland must repair any damage that is found to be caused by project works. The State also has ‘step-in’ powers to repair damage and claim compensation from the project at a later date.
- Q What happens to the land that is no longer required for the project?
- A For a full list of the residual land and its status please click here.