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Macquarie Local Government Lawyers has been conducting training for Council staff and Councillors for more than 10 years. We regularly hold practical and informative workshops on relevant local government issues. Details of our upcoming open workshops can be found below.
 
Macquarie Local Government Lawyers In-house Workshops
 
Macquarie also conducts in-house workshops for Councils interested in group training. This allows you to select the most appropriate date and to hold the session on-site. We can also customise the workshop to suit your Council's processes, issues and objectives. Please feel free to contact our office on (03) 9650 6700 if you would like to discuss your training options in more detail.
 
 
Macquarie Local Government Lawyers Open Workshops: February + March 2018
 

  

      


 

Local Government Bill workshop   

 

             Venue:     Manningham Function Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, DONCASTER

              Date:       Wednesday, 21 February 2018
              Time:       10am - 1:00pm (to be followed by a light lunch) 
              Cost:        $385 (inclusive of GST)

 

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA DROPBOX)

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA WEBSITE) 

 

 

The State Government has proposed an early replacement of the Local Government Act 1989, notwithstanding a staged implementation process.

 

Terry Bramham and Georgie Ward are conducting an informative and practical workshop to explain the changes, including the new terminology.

 

Attendees will receive a detailed guide referencing -

  • Each new provision and any correlation to the existing legislation; and
  • The fate of the existing legislation by reference to retention, amendment or deletion.

 

 

  


  

Council Report Writing workshop   

 

             Venue:     Manningham Function Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, DONCASTER

              Date:       Wednesday, 28 February 2018
              Time:       10am - 1:00pm (to be followed by a light lunch) 
              Cost:        $385 (inclusive of GST)

 

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA DROPBOX)

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA WEBSITE) 

 

 

One of the toughest challenges faced by Council staff members is the preparation of meaningful officer reports for Council and senior management consideration.

 

Terry Bramham and Georgie Ward are conducting this highly relevant workshop designed to assist Council staff of all levels in the preparation of officer reports. This workshop is guaranteed to provide officers with a practical understanding of what is required in order to prepare meaningful reports.

 

In addition to considering relevant examples of reports (both good and bad) the workshop will explore the following topics –

 

  • Report Content;
  • Report Style;
  • Defamatory and Inflammatory Comments;
  • Third Party Considerations;
  • Objectivity and Officer Professionalism;
  • Conflicts of Interest;
  • Relevant and Irrelevant Inclusions; and
  • Political Awareness.

  


   

Local Government Bill workshop (BENDIGO)   

 

             Venue:     The Capital  - Bendigo Bank Theatre, 50 View St Bendigo VIC 3550

              Date:       Tuesday, 6 March 2018
              Time:       10am - 1:00pm (to be followed by a light lunch) 
              Cost:        $385 (inclusive of GST)

 

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA DROPBOX)

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA WEBSITE) 

 

 

The State Government has proposed an early replacement of the Local Government Act 1989, notwithstanding a staged implementation process.

 

Terry Bramham is conducting an informative and practical workshop to explain the changes, including the new terminology.

 

Attendees will receive a detailed guide referencing -

  • Each new provision and any correlation to the existing legislation; and
  • The fate of the existing legislation by reference to retention, amendment or deletion.

 

   


   

Building Enforcement workshop   

 

             Venue:     Manningham Function Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, DONCASTER

              Date:       Wednesday, 14 March 2018
              Time:       10am - 1:00pm (to be followed by a light lunch) 
              Cost:        $385 (inclusive of GST)

 

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA DROPBOX)

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA WEBSITE) 

 

 

 

Terry Bramham and Georgie Ward are conducting this practical and informative workshop which will be of particular relevance to Municipal Building Surveyors, their Delegates and Building Enforcement Officers.

Participants will be taken through the various processes and techniques designed to assist in the successful enforcement of the Building Act 1993 from initial inspection through to prosecution.

The workshop will focus on -

  • Responsibilities of Building Officers – Duty of Care;
  • Service of Notices;
  • Investigative & interviewing techniques;
  • Interacting with relevant persons;
  • Follow-ups & file management;
  • Commencing prosecution proceedings, including the recently expanded s 16 offences;
  • Preparing for court;
  • Evidentiary proofs; and
  • How to be a good witness.

 


  

Local Government Bill workshop (GEELONG)   

 

             Venue:     City of Greater Geelong – The Chamber, 57 Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC 3220 

              Date:       Thursday, 15 March 2018
              Time:       1:00pm - 4:00pm  
              Cost:        $385 (inclusive of GST)

 

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA DROPBOX)

REGISTRATION FLYER (VIA WEBSITE) 

 

 

The State Government has proposed an early replacement of the Local Government Act 1989, notwithstanding a staged implementation process.

 

Terry Bramham is conducting an informative and practical workshop to explain the changes, including the new terminology.

 

Attendees will receive a detailed guide referencing -

  • Each new provision and any correlation to the existing legislation; and
  • The fate of the existing legislation by reference to retention, amendment or deletion.