Local Government NSW

New South Wales councils are emerging from a period of significant change. They are expected to deliver services and amenities in a timely and cost-effective way.

NSW Local Government Focus

NSW councils are providing the key amenities and services their communities require against a backdrop of high population growth.

Councils are also having to deal with issues outside of their control, such as how they handle and dispose of certain types of waste. There are also significant changes with regards to Crown Land across the State, with these reforms changing the use and management practises for the benefit of NSW communities.

Maddocks is one of NSW’s leading local government law firms. We act for more than half of the state’s councils across regional and metropolitan NSW. This enables our council clients to access lawyers who understand the broader legislative and regulatory environment, as well as the political sensitivities they operate within.

Our multi-disciplinary team means we can assist NSW councils with the full range of issues and projects, including infrastructure projects, planning and environment issues, governance and prosecutions.

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  • "The strength of our work with NSW councils is built upon understanding the strength of community, fostering sustainable economic development and the protection of the environment."

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