Legal Advice

LGNSW's Legal Officer provides high-level legal policy advice to LGNSW's President and Chief Executive as well as councils' mayors and general managers on a wide range of issues affecting local government, including:

  • Council meetings and procedural issues
  • Administration of LGNSW's Legal Assistance Scheme for Councils
  • Local Government Act and Regulations
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Public access to government information
  • Ombudsman
  • Privacy.

The Legal Officer is also responsible for managing applications from councils by way of the Legal Assistance Policy and Guidelines (PDF, 60KB).