We have significant experience advising governments and public bodies on projects, transactions, disputes and regulatory matters across a wide range of sectors.
With clients in all levels of government, we understand the unique issues which government confronts and understand the risk profile that overlays government’s decision making processes.
One important thing is that they really do understand government - and that providing advice in the public sector is very different from doing so in a commercial setting.
Provided detailed advice on the appropriateness of existing delegations under the Local Government Act 2009. Undertaking a complete review of all existing delegations and drafting new delegations (and report to Council) in preparation for the commencement of the Planning Act 2016.
Provide extensive advice on an investigation into the unlawful disposal of drug waste, including attending numerous interviews with police officers, negotiating an enforceable undertaking and drafting reforms to the Protection of the Environment Waste Regulation 1997 seeking an urgent EPA exemption and drafting an amendment the Infrastructure SEPP.
Acted on all planning, environmental, infrastructure and native title issues associated with the A$3.6 billion Queens Wharf Brisbane project (which aims to facilitate the construction of a world class integrated resort development (including a new casino)) in the Brisbane CBD. This included drafting and negotiating amendments to the Brisbane Casino Agreement Act 1992.