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Creek compensation conundrum.

March 12, 2015

Estimates of  a possible $16million in recompense payments for property owners likely to be affected by the “no-dam” approach to  solving the dangers of flooding  by the Brown Hill Keswick Creek have been challenged by the firm acting for the five affected Councils.

In reply to a letter from the legal firm of Duncan, Basheer Hannon acting for “SOCKET” (Save Our Creek Environment Trees) and claiming that possible compensation could be anything between $8million and $16million, project director Mr Michael Salkeld says that: “The (our) estimates have been prepared by an independent qualified valuer in accordance with the principles of compensation  in  the  SA Land Acquisition Act 1969.

“We are confident that the total estimated sum of compensation ($1.4million) is a reasonable approximation for concept planning purposes… with more detailed individual assessments of compensation to be undertaken should the creek capacity upgrade option proceed”.

Watch this space…

One Comment leave one →
  1. Felicity permalink
    March 17, 2015 4:32 pm

    I reckon that it is just an idle legal threat.
    A lawyer friend says that it could never be be successful due to the involvement of State and Federal funding.
    Whatever, they should get a fair but not unreasonable compensation.


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