Legal Advice

LGNSW's Legal Officer provides high-level legal and policy advice to LGNSW's President, Chief Executive and officers, as well as councils' mayors and general managers on a wide range of issues affecting local government, including:

  • Local Government Act and Regulations
  • Planning and environmental law
  • Administrative law
  • Property law, including leasing
  • Contract law
  • Procurement
  • Code of Conduct
  • Council meetings and procedural issues
  • Public access to government information
  • Ombudsman
  • Privacy.

The Legal Officer is also responsible for managing applications from councils by way of the Legal Assistance Policy and Guidelines (PDF, 60KB) and LGNSW’s councillor and mayoral mentoring service.