The Act, consisting of 96 sections divided into eleven Parts and completed by two Schedules, makes provision for the procedures of acquisition of land by the Territory and the establishment of the Lands Acquisition Tribunal and regulates the proceedings of the Tribunal. The Minister may not compulsorily acquire any prescribed land or an interest in prescribed land except - (a) for the purpose of the provision of essential services and facilities being power (including gas), water, sewerage, road or communication services or facilities to or across the prescribed land, or access to any of them; or (b) where the prescribed land is held subject to the reservation that the Territory can acquire the part or interest for the purpose for which it is proposed to be acquired (sect. 28A). Pre-acquisition procedures consist of Notice of Proposal and pre-acquisition hearings (Part IV). Part V concerns the actual acquisition of land and action after acquisition. Remaining provisions deal with assessment of damages, compensations, etsbalihsment of the Lands Trust Fund and appeals.
Implemented by: Lands Acquisition Regulations. (2014-11-13)
Amended by: Miscellaneous Act Amendment (Aboriginal Community Living Areas) Act. (2000-12-01)
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