We have developed a strong reputation for delivering excellent results for local government.
Our highly experienced team places a strong focus on excellent service and value for money for city-based and regional councils alike. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that councils are presented with and recognise that, in order to balance the needs of residents and stakeholders with the priorities and legal requirements of local government, a high degree of expertise and engagement is required.
We offer the expertise of lawyers who have not only acted for government as legal advisors, but who have also worked within government in the following areas:
Our team has extensive local government experience, having acted for a range of local councils across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
03 December 2018 - Knowledge
Ongoing under-investment in councils’ management of community assets is leading to increased risk and reduced safety, warns a major forthcoming report. While the Commonwealth and state governments have been focused on “nation building” infrastructure projects a new analysis shows that $30 billion of community assets is in poor condition and requires “significant renewal.”
21 November 2018 - Knowledge
An aging population brings with it increased responsibilities for local governments wanting to enhance the health and well-being of their community. To facilitate this, a new Australian web-based resource has been developed.
07 November 2018 - Knowledge
State-wide databases and better-funded programs are needed to help councils respond to changes in how Australians volunteer around disaster. A major issue highlighted by the local government professionals was the “inadequate financial assistance to support volunteer programs.