GBWL intend to use a standard approach to the valuation of the easement and registration against title.
Prior to any works, the Contractor will sit with each landholder to work through access requirements, works timing, landholder conditions, restoration, the location of any known infrastructure and the location of infrastructure. This will be documented in a Landholder Access Agreement which the Contractor (and Project) will use to confirm works have been completed in accordance with landholder expectations.
Following the installation of the pipeline and associated infrastructure, GBWL is committed to leaving the land in the same condition as found or better . There may be circumstances however were this is not possible and, as such, GBWL will work with landholders to agree on compensation (if required) having regard to the need to deliver this vital community infrastructure for the region’s benefit as against the impacts on individual property owners.
In this respect, GBWL will assess each claim on its own merits having regard to supporting valuations and other relevant material.
As the Project has not yet commenced the construction phase (disturbance), the actual extent of the land required for the pipeline works is unknown and it would be inappropriate to commence negotiations relating to construction impact until that (and any resulting impacts) are known.