Rural Resumptions

Our agribusiness specialists have decades of experience advising on resumptions affecting rural properties, including for transport, transmission line and pipeline corridors, dams and other water infrastructure, national parks, conservation projects and public works.

We add value assisting landholders explore ways of securing better outcomes when confronted with resumption proposals. We help clients negotiate their way through everything from preliminary access arrangement to contested determinations of compensation.

As part of providing complete advice to landholders, we have expertise in planning for the taxation consequences of compensation payments and working with our clients’ accountants to achieve the best outcome.

Mining & Gas

Many businesses and individuals have been affected by the increase in mining, coal seam gas and infrastructure development in rural Queensland. We have negotiated and litigated over 300 difficult compensation and access arrangements on behalf of rural landowners in the last two years, giving our clients more compensation and better control of the outcome.

We work with landholders to discover ways of obtaining the best outcome when they are challenged with everything from preliminary access by resources companies through to compensation negotiations for open cut mines and extensive gas fields. We have extensive experience steering clients through the intricacies of negotiating appropriate access and compensation agreements, make good agreements and sales and leasebacks of properties substantially affected by resource projects.

As part of providing complete advice on landholder compensation for resources projects, we have expertise in planning for the taxation consequences of compensation payments and working with our clients’ accountants to achieve the best outcome.