198 Agreement or determination to lapse if land is not
acquired within 12 weeks
(1) If land for which compensation has been agreed to or determined is
not acquired under this Division within 12 weeks after the agreement was
approved or the determination was made, as the case requires, the agreement or
determination ceases to have effect.
(2) A person entitled to compensation may ratify such an agreement or
determination, whether or not it has lapsed under this section, but no later
than 12 months after the date on which the agreement was entered into or the
determination was made.
(3) An agreement or determination ratified under this section
continues in force for 12 weeks from the date of ratification and then lapses
unless within that period the land to which it relates is acquired under this
(4) If an agreement or determination made in respect of a claim for
compensation has lapsed under this section and no ratification of the
agreement or determination under this section is currently in force, the
provisions of this Division apply to the claim as if no such agreement or
determination had been made.