Free public symposium on dealing with the RTA

A free public event to help landowners deal with the RTA is being held on February 15 at Newrybar Hall. The Highway Compensation Symposium is being put on by local highway lobby group, Community Alliance for Road Sustainability (CARS) and is aimed at landowners whose land is to be sold to the RTA, as well as those within 300 metres of the new highway who will receive no compensation under current policy.

Tony Gilding from CARS said they put together the symposium because they realised there were lots of people who were not accessing expert advice when dealing with the RTA.

The whole business is very complex and whilst the RTA deal with this process every day, it is a once in a lifetime challenge for affected landowners, he said.

The symposium will address the legal, valuation and planning issues including actual examples, as well as issues such as what protection the law offers and a panel discussion.

Speakers include planner Steve Connelly, solicitors David Wolff from Walters Solicitors and Mark Delaney from Stacks law firm, valuer Owen Allsop and Ballina MP Don Page.

The Highway Compensation Symposium, Thursday January 15, Newrybar Hall on the Old Pacific Highway (opposite Harvest Caf), 4 6:30pm.


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