Recent Cases

Council of the City of Ryde v Azizi [2021] NSWCA 165 (06 August 2021) (Basten JA at [1]; Meagher JA at [45]; Payne JA at [46])


COURTS – Land and Environment Court (NSW) – jurisdiction and powers – class 3 jurisdiction – assessment of value of land compulsorily acquired – enforcement of statutory obligation to pay 90% of Valuer General’s assessment pending resolution of claim – power to make freezing order

LAND LAW – compulsory acquisition of land – payment required by Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW), s 68(2)(a) – whether payment into trust account of acquiring authority’s solicitor satisfied obligation