Local government and public bodies often operate within a complex environment. Harwood Andrews has a detailed understanding of the operation of government bodies and the requirements placed on them as service providers.

We have been working closely with the local government sector for more than 100 years. We also act for a diverse set of individuals, businesses and government bodies that deal with these authorities, including federal and state government departments and their agencies.

Our extensive experience in local government law includes:

  • Statutory and strategic planning

  • Contaminated land

  • Planning enforcement

  • Land government law

  • Compulsory acquisition and compensation

  • Planning scheme referrals

  • Equal opportunity

  • Owners corporation matters

Harwood Andrews’ local government team work closely with the firms other practice areas, utilising the experience of our Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialists in property law and commercial tenancy law.