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Christine Perkins

Lawyer

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Behavioural Science

  • Government
  • Property
  • Litigation
  • Land Acquisition and Compensation
  • Planning and Environment
  • Local Government

Christine is a member of our Government, Planning and Environment team practising in land acquisition and compensation law, acting for State and local government clients, statutory authorities and private clients.

Christine advises clients on a range of matters associated with the land acquisition process under the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986 and the Planning and Environment Act 1987, including the acquisition of interests by agreement or compulsory processes and claims for compensation.

Experience

  • Assisting the Department of Transport in respect of acquisitions of land (compulsory and agreement).
  • Purchase and sale of land in accordance with the Voluntary Purchase Scheme and Buy Back Scheme of the cancelled East West Link Project.
  • Preparing, reviewing, negotiating and arranging the execution of, and settling of, contracts of sale with vendors (or their solicitors) in accordance with the Voluntary Purchase Scheme.
  • Compulsory acquisition of easements and temporary occupation in respect of the Victorian Desalination Project (2010 to 2016).
  • Acquisitions of land (including acquisitions by agreement) and claims for compensation including commencing the acquisition process through to resolving the claims for compensation either by negotiation or through litigation in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court.

Christine has worked on numerous projects, including:

  • Yan Yean Road Duplication (present)
  • Eastlink Project (2012 - 2014)
  • Drysdale Bypass (present)
  • Plenty Road Duplication – South Morang (2012 - 2013)
  • Western Roads Upgrade (OSARS) (present)
  • Western Freeway Duplication Project (2012 to 2015)
  • Dingley Bypass (2014 – 2019)
  • Shepparton Bypass (2011 - 2013)
  • Bass Highway Duplication (2014)
  • Koo Wee Rup Bypass (2011 to 2018)
  • Eastern Freeway Project (2013 to 2016)
  • Outer Metropolitan Ring Road – E6 Transport - Corridor (2011 – present)
  • Monash Freeway (2013 to 2015)
  • Princes Highway West (2010 to 2016)
  • Palmers Road – Williams Landing Project (2013)
  • Princes Highway East (2010 to present)
  • Nagambie Bypass (2013 to 2017)
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