Our Expertise

Local Government & Councils

Storey & Gough offer a full range of legal services to Local Councils, Applicants and Developers.

We have provided an extensive range of advice and have appeared in various jurisdictions relating to Local Government. Matters in which the firm has been involved include:

  • Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983
  • Administrative Decisions Tribunal
  • Codes of conduct
  • Community and operational land
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Construction
  • Crown land
  • Delegation of authority
  • Director General of Local Government
  • Employment contracts and disputes
  • Health and safety
  • Heritage
  • Insurance
  • Land acquisition
  • Leases and orders under the Local Government Act
  • Meeting procedures
  • Bias
  • Native title
  • Pecuniary interest
  • Prejudice
  • Probity issues
  • Prosecuting non-compliance with orders
  • Rating matters
  • Resident submissions
  • Reviews conducted by ICAC
  • Tendering policy and procedure
  • The Ombudsman
  • Tree Preservation Orders
  • Waste minimisation policies

The firm has also provided extensive advice in relation to a range of Acts pertaining to Local Government including:

  • the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
  • the Land and Environment Court Act 1979
  • the Swimming Pools Act 1992
  • the Companion Animals Act 1998
  • the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 which replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989; and
  • a variety of other Acts associated with Local Governments in New South Wales and Queensland.