Public sector entities are subject to a degree of accountability and scrutiny not usually experienced by the private sector.
State Governments, in particular, are under increasing pressure to deliver and to be seen to deliver. From critical infrastructure to vital services, the expectations are high and the scrutiny even higher. The guidelines and requirements for accountability, transparency and consultation are tighter than ever before, driven by unique and evolving budgetary, legislative and policy objectives.
The advice we provide is practical and targeted, drawing on the strengths of a multi-disciplinary team including experts in information technology and intellectual property, property and construction, planning, environment and native title, to deliver fast-track solutions to the most complex issues.
We understand the business of government
Many of our senior lawyers have worked for State Government departments and statutory authorities over many years and appreciate both the political and strategic aims which underpin every project and every decision.
We’ve assisted negotiations and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders including traditional owners, community organisations and lobby groups in relation to some of the State’s largest infrastructure projects. We’ve worked with government at all levels on some of the most complex and sensitive negotiations affecting major infrastructure projects.
We understand that the issues are as diverse as the stakeholders and that strategic and thorough planning, combined with effective consultation, will make the difference between achieving a goal and being seen to achieve it.
Our lawyers also assist government in planning appeals and enforcement actions, infrastructure funding and delivery and environmental regulation and enforcement.
For government, perception is half the battle. Let us deal with the other half.