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Revised Public-Private Partnership Guidelines Published by NSW OLG

25 Apr, 2022

On 7 March 2022, the Office of Local Government (‘OLG‘) released a new circular to councils regarding two new guidelines: the Public-Private Partnerships Guidelines (‘PPP Guidelines‘) and the Formation of Corporations and Entities (Section 358) Guideline. Although some interrelationship between two…

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Changes to Compliance Cost Notices and Compliance Levies

9 Dec, 2021

On 27 October 2021, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Compliance Cost Notices) Regulation 2021 (Amendment) commenced with the purpose of simplifying compliance cost notices (CCN’s). The Amendment has been introduced as a result of council feedback that CCN’s were…

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Excluded information and invalid GIPA Act applications

24 Oct, 2021

The objective of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (Act) is generally to maintain and advance a system of responsible government that is open and accountable and facilitates access to government information to the public. Although the Act provides…

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Discussion Paper on the Local Government Tendering Regulation Review

15 Sep, 2021

Earlier this month, the Office of Local Government published a discussion paper titled ‘Local Government Tendering Regulation Review‘ (‘Discussion Paper‘) concerning the tendering provisions in Part 7 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 (‘Regulation‘). The Discussion Paper proposes amendments to…

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