Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 No 22
53 Compensation for interest not known to acquiring
(1) If an authority of the State pays compensation under this Act to a
former owner of land without regard to the existence of an interest in the
land owned by another person (being an interest that was not known to the
authority when that compensation was paid):
(a) that other person’s entitlement to be paid compensation by
the authority in respect of the acquisition of that land is extinguished,
(b) his or her rights and entitlements against the former owner in
respect of the interest are not affected by the divesting, extinguishing or
diminution of the interest by this Act.
(2) For the purposes of this section, an interest is known to an
authority of the State only if it is a registered interest or an interest
within the actual knowledge of the authority.