Land Court reviews compensation for ‘material change in circumstances’

Authors: James Plumb, Partner and Jasmine Wood, Associate

A compensation dispute between landholders and a major coal seam gas producer over compensation has been determined by the Land Court. 

In a decision handed down 18 August 2017, the Land Court has considered the provisions of the petroleum legislation regarding a review of compensation where the landholders contended there had been a material change in circumstances following the entry into a conduct and compensation agreement (CCA).

Nothdurft & Anor v QGC Pty Limited & Ors 1 provides helpful insight into how the Land Court will apply the material change threshold to compensation reviews. 

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