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We have written previously about the proposed changes to community participation in the NSW planning system under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 (the draft Planning Bill 2017). In this article we explore in more detail the proposal to...read more
In the budget this week, the Federal government announced the extension of the Building Better Regions Fund with an additional $200 million to be devoted to this program over the next four years. This takes the total fund up to $500 million. This is part of the...read more
Cemeteries and crematoria – Planning for death – Why do local councils need to take a strategic view?
Why do councils operate cemeteries and crematoria? Cemeteries and crematoria are an important, though often overlooked, component of a local council’s services. Is this because their existence is related to one of the certainties of life (i.e. death and taxes)? Or...read more
Locale Consulting is partnering with CPD for Me again this year to deliver continuing professional development webinars for busy lawyers and other professionals. The webinars are available anytime, anywhere and on any device. Our Director – Legal, Governance and...read more
At the beginning of this year, the New South Wales government released the public consultation draft of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 (the draft Planning Bill 2017). This followed a period of renewed stakeholder engagement last year...read more
On 14 November 2016 the biggest ever overhaul in Crown land legislation was assented to by the New South Wales parliament. This legislation, the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (CLM Act), has had a long incubation period and is a welcomed reform for the local...read more
We are very pleased to announce our appointment to Richmond Valley Council's panel for the supply and delivery of landscape design, architecture, engineering and project management services. Under this panel we will be working with Council on special infrastructure...read more
In June 2016 the NSW State Government released the proposed model of “Joint Organisations” (JOs) which have been piloted over the last 18 months. The creation of JOs is part of the Government’s wider reform agenda in the local government sector which includes local...read more
Sources of conflict in local government There are a number of sources of potential conflict, and therefore disputes, in a local government context. Some examples include: / Complaints from members of the public about the delivery of services or the decision of a...read more
We are thrilled to be re-appointed to the legal services panel for Clarence Valley Council. Locale Consulting has been providing legal advice to Clarence Valley Council since 2013 across a range of issues with a particular focus on contractual issues. We look forward...read more
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