Defining Matters | March 2023

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Defining Matters 2023 - March 2023 edition by Maddocks


As we move into 2023 and post-pandemic life continues to unfold, there are new developments and challenges for the local government sector to navigate. Despite some uncertainty, these obstacles are not without opportunities to work more collaboratively and efficiently in serving the communities and residents you represent.

In Defining Matters, we share our experience and a breadth of knowledge within the sector to encourage greater efficiencies, improved understandings, and more seamless ways of working. It is about defining the key issues to assist Victoria’s local government to develop and go beyond community expectations.

In this, our 4th edition, we provide updates on consultation requirements and approvals for temporary crisis accommodation, and we explore the lessons learnt from recent supply chain issues. We also provide our view on the complexities surrounding the introduction of Windfall Gains Tax.

With a long history of advising and supporting councils across Victoria, Maddocks is deeply committed to serving and advocating for our local government clients. We hope you find the information and insights in our new publication both thought-provoking and relevant, and trust that it will make a difference.


Previous editions

Defining Matters 2022

Welcome to the third edition of Defining Matters, our annual wrap of the major legal issues that were faced - or continue to be faced - by Victorian Councils.

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Defining Matters 2021

For councils, it has been a particularly testing time as they have attempted to maintain vital services to communities while looking after a dispersed workforce.

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Defining Matters 2020

Working with local government has been a cornerstone of our firm since we were founded in 1885, and it continues to be a focal point for us.

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