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Before an infrastructure facility of significance (IFS) proponent can apply to the Coordinator-General to compulsorily acquire (or take) land required for the facility, the proponent must ensure (among other things):

Before initiating the process to compulsorily acquire the land, the Coordinator-General must be satisfied the proponent has met all statutory obligations.

The Coordinator-General may also seek independent advice on whether the proponent has taken reasonable steps to consult and negotiate with landowners and/or native title holders.

Agreement

If the Coordinator-General agrees to compulsorily acquire the land, the proponent will be required to enter into an agreement with the Coordinator-General, covering matters such as:

Dealing with the taken land

Land that is compulsorily acquired can be vested in the IFS proponent.

The Coordinator-General may do any or all of the following: