From the Maitland Mercury report:
Council has had to turn to the Land Acquisition Act to fulfil plans to build an archway to link The Levee with the riverbank.
The link, part of stage two of The Levee, will require three buildings to be demolished.
Long negotiations between Maitland City Council and the owners of two of the buildings have to date been unsuccessful. The acquisition act was brought into play.
Those owners will be compensated for their properties.
Of the three shops marked for demolition, one is council owned.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 20, 2015.