Management of Council Land and Buildings: Governance Masterclass

Duration: 1 day
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face

Target Audience

All council staff involved in the management of council property assets, requests from users of council property to undertake works and governance and risk management.


This training will cover all aspects of the property law and governance arrangements that underpin the management of property assets by councils that are the subject of a lease, licence, authorisation or permit. There will be a specific focus on the powers of councils to enter into agreements for the use of property and the governance arrangements that need to be put in place to manage those agreements (including changes that arise and works that are proposed to be carried out by users).

Key Learnings

  • Relevant legislation;
  • Powers and functions of councils when managing council property;
  • Delegations and authorisations required to manage council property and requests received in relation to leases, licences, authorisations and permits;
  • Powers and functions of councils in relation to works proposed on council land by users of council property; and
  • The role of policies and operating procedures in managing leases, licences, authorisations and permits.

Felice D’Agostino – Partner – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers

Felice D’Agostino has over 10 years experience assisting and providing advice to local authorities on a wide variety of matters involving statutory interpretation, administrative law, governance, public administration, freedom of information, and regulatory and enforcement.

Yari McCall - Senior Associate

Yari has been a Senior Associate at Norman Waterhouse since July 2009 and joined the firm as a Solicitor in October 2006. Following her admission in September 2005 Yari worked as a solicitor in a general country legal practice, gaining exposure to a diverse range of practice areas, including residential conveyancing, general commercial transactions and minor civil disputes.

Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.