DM was instructed to update and construct a new clean water storage asset adjacent to an existing reservoir.
There needed to be an option to utilise existing land owned by the client. DM identified that all feasible sites were under single private ownership. However, securing new land was essential to the project’s delivery.
The lack of options put the landowner in a strong position and presented a significant risk. DM’s role and responsibilities relating to acquiring land/rights via agreement and compulsion included assessing costs, referencing and CPO preparation, negotiating with the landowner and completing CPO.