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Compulsory Acquisition

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Property Officers; Development Officers; Planning Officers; Infrastructure Officers; Governance Officers; and Managers of these areas.

 

Overview

This session is divided into three parts:
 
Part 1
The first part will guide participants through the statutory process that applies where a council wishes to compulsorily acquire land (or an estate or interest in land).  This will provide participants with a good understanding of all parts of the statutory process, as well as an understanding of the practical application of the process and tips and traps to be aware of which have been learned from previous case studies. 

The discussion will also highlight relevant timeframes and provide an overall understanding of the potential time and costs associated with the process to assist participants in their pre-acquisition negotiations with land owners as well as the scheduling of project timeframes and preparation of project budgets.

Part 2
The second part of the session will focus on a council’s rights as a landowner when a State Government entity wishes to acquire council owned land. 

Part 3
The third part of the session will provide an overview of recent amendments to the Land Acquisition Act 1969 (SA).  The session will be interactive and allow discussion to facilitate knowledge sharing between all participants

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation and understanding of the statutory process required for compulsory acquisition; 
  • Explanation and understanding of what council’s can expect under the proposes amendments to the statutory framework; 
  • Practical guidance from previous case studies; and 
  • Information sharing between councils. 

 

Facilitator

Lisa Hubbard, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure & Commercial & Native Title
Lisa is an experienced property lawyer with particular expertise in local government real property and infrastructure assets and native title. Lisa has also acted for local government, native title holders, pastoral lease holders and mining industry participants in matters involving native title, Aboriginal heritage and land access. Lisa’s knowledge and understanding allows her to present training sessions, workshops and seminars to both metropolitan and regional councils.

Jack McPhee, Solicitor – Property, Infrastructure and Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jack works with both public and private sector clients on a wide range of commercial, property and major project matters including compulsory acquisitions, unsolicited proposals, infrastructure delivery, property transactions, commercial leasing and licensing, project and corporate structures, associations and corporate governance. Jack has a large interest and skill in presenting to the sector at seminars, workshops and conferences.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Erosion & Sediment Control Training

Works/Infra

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

 

Target Audience

Outside workers
 

 

Overview

Following discussions with Master Builders-SA and KESAB, a course in fundamental Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) has been specifically designed for Council officers.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Introduction.
  • Familiarisation with relevant SA and Australia-wide references and soil maps.
  • Constraints:
  • Developers’ / Builders’ culture.
  • Current economic situation.
  • EPA legislation.
  • Types of soil erosion.
  • Impacts of inadequate ESC on the environment and on the community.
  • ‘Know your soils’ – including practical Emerson Tests on a range of soil types.
  • ESC risk assessment – Development sites / Building sites.
  • General site management including staging, use of temporary down pipes, rubbish etc.
  • Drainage control.
  • Erosion control.
  • Sediment control.
  • Rehabilitation / revegetation
  • Relevance to specific councils – Workshopping in groups.
  • ‘Improve your ESC auditing skills’ - Practical test using photographs in groups.
  • International Erosion Control Association.
  • Inspection of a development / building site.
 

 

Facilitator

Over the past six months Rob Savory and Col Schiller have delivered one-day customised ESC training courses to Council staff in Adelaide and Launceston. 
 
Rob is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control and an Environmental Compliance Lead Auditor with 20 years’ experience on mine sites and oilfields in Australia and NZ.
 
Col has over 30 years’ experience in erosion and sediment control, land management, land rehabilitation and ESC training in Australia, NZ and on the Indian sub-continent. 
 

 

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.



 

Essential Supervisors Course

Works/Infra

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: $750 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face
 

 

Target Audience

Leading hands, Co-ordinators, Supervisors and Team Leaders.
 

 

Overview

This course provides the underpinning knowledge required to successfully monitor staff and coach them for high level performance. 
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Communicating with team members and management to ensure open communication channels and to clarify issues
  • Resolving conflict and disputes in the work team
  • Being a role model for other team members
  • Consulting and developing objectives with the work team
  • Developing risk management approaches
  • Developing techniques to address faults and inefficiencies
  • Identifying and developing opportunities for improved work practices
  • Monitoring and adjusting operational performance by producing short-term plans, planning and acquiring resources and reporting on performance
  • Preparing work plans and budgets
  • Actively seeking feedback on own performance from clients and colleagues
  • Prioritising tasks
  • Coaching and mentoring colleagues and team members to support the introduction of change
  • Using business technology such as computer programs and telecommunications to collect and manage information.

 

Additional Information

Participants may choose to complete an assessment and undertake recognition of current competencies (RCC) to achieve a Certificate IV in Frontline Management. The RCC process will occur over a six month period.
 
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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


 

Land Division – Infrastructure Delivery

Legal

Duration: 1 Day 
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Property Officers; Development Officers; Infrastructure Officers; and Managers of these areas.

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the fundamental legal concepts that council officers encounter in infrastructure delivery for land divisions.  This open training forum will provide participants with the confidence to navigate the basics of land division in development authorisations and related concepts such as bonding and open space, whilst ensuring council’s interests are protected in the delivery of infrastructure related to such land divisions. 

The training session will comprise a combination of different formats including: a tutorial to teach the concepts; hypothetical examples to illustrate the concepts in a practical setting; and a question and answer based session where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance and advice.

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation of the legal framework for land division, bonding and open space;
  • Explanation of infrastructure delivery mechanisms for councils;
  • Practical guidance for councils on infrastructure delivery connected with land divisions;
  • Information sharing between councils (particularly on recent developer trends).

 

Facilitator

Rebecca McAulay, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Having worked in the public sector Rebecca is well positioned to appreciate the internal context within local governments, statutory authorities, state government departments, redevelopment authorities and universities. Rebecca’s range of experience both in the public sector and in-house, has lead her to prepare and deliver enriching training sessions and workshops for many years.

Yari McCall, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure and Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Yari has expertise in strategic property and major infrastructure projects as well as all general dealings with land; including due diligence, sales and purchases, leases, licenses, management agreements, easements, encumbrances and caveats. Yari advises both local government and private clients and she is an engaging presenter with a keen interest in providing professional development and training opportunities for clients on a variety of topics.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Land Management Agreements

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar  

 

Target Audience

Property Officers, Development Officers, Infrastructure Officers; and Managers of these areas.

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the fundamental concepts that underpin land management agreements and the lessons to be learnt from the interpretation of land management agreements by the courts. This open training forum will provide participants with the confidence to navigate the basics of land management agreements within the council setting. 

The training session will comprise a combination of different formats including: a tutorial to teach the concepts; hypothetical examples to illustrate the concepts in a practical setting; and a question and answer based session where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance and advice.

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation of the fundamental legal requirements of land management agreements;
  • An overview of the case law applicable to land management agreements;
  • Practical guidance for councils on land management agreements;
  • Information sharing between councils.

 

Facilitator

Rebecca McAulay, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Having worked in the public sector Rebecca is well positioned to appreciate the internal context within local governments, statutory authorities, state government departments, redevelopment authorities and universities. Rebecca’s range of experience both in the public sector and in-house, has lead her to prepare and deliver enriching training sessions and workshops for many years.

Yari McCall, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure and Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Yari has expertise in strategic property and major infrastructure projects as well as all general dealings with land; including due diligence, sales and purchases, leases, licenses, management agreements, easements, encumbrances and caveats. Yari advises both local government and private clients and she is an engaging presenter with a keen interest in providing professional development and training opportunities for clients on a variety of topics.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Pavement Materials & Compaction

Works/Infra

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: $968 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face

 

Target Audience

Leading Hands, Supervisors and Construction and Maintenance Staff.

 

Overview

  • Course will provide theory and practical methods of;
  • Selecting and assessing pavement material for the use in civil works;
  • Determining optimum moisture content of materials;
  • Achieving maximum density with compaction; and
  • Testing of pavement materials.

 

Key Learnings

  • Identify good and poor pavement material
  • Understand various pavement material properties, potential uses and limitations
  • Understand moisture content and its effect on compaction
  • Identify appropriate compaction; equipment, methods and effort
  • Be able to test, record and assess material grading

 

Facilitator

Bob Andrew - Bob Andrew Consulting Bob Andrew has been teaching local government works staff for many years in areas of basic surveying and civil engineering. He has qualifications in these areas together with being an accredited trainer.

Bob's experience spans a wide and diverse range of projects in the local government and private sectors and in particular all aspects of road and drainage survey, design and construction.

The courses Bob conducts are practical, hands on and relevant to day to day construction operations.

 

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Plan Reading and Levelling

Works/Infra

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: TBA
Delivery: Face 2 Face

 

Target Audience

Construction and Maintenance staff, Leading Hands and Supervisors

 

Overview

  • Course will provide theory and practical methods of;
  • The principles and practices of basic surveying and engineering used in civil works
  • Horizontal and vertical baselines for set out
  • Review of construction plans and their set out
  • Set out of a minor engineering project

 

Key Learnings

  • Describe the difference in techniques in setting out a right angle
  • Set out a regular figure and check accuracy
  • Define curve set out points
  • Set out a small radius curve and check accuracy
  • Describe the difference in levels and specification
  • Reduce a set of level observations and apply checks
  • Check the accuracy of a level using a field check
  • Take field observations for datum transfer and detail levelling and apply checks
  • Calculate grades and set out in field
  • Review construction plans throughout each of the above sections and interpret information
  • Participate in a small group exercise to layout a project given a set of plans and field data

 

Facilitator

Bob Andrew - Bob Andrew Consulting Bob Andrew has been teaching local government works staff for many years in areas of basic surveying and civil engineering. He has qualifications in these areas together with being an accredited trainer.
 

Bob's experience spans a wide and diverse range of projects in the local government and private sectors and in particular all aspects of road and drainage survey, design and construction.
 

The courses Bob conducts are practical, hands on and relevant to day to day construction operations.

 

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 & Regulations - Advanced

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

This training is beneficial for Assessment Managers, Accredited Professionals and other Development Assessment staff who have a general familiarity with the new assessment regime but wish to further development their skills and understanding of new concepts and processes.

 

Overview

This program will assist participants to advance their understanding of the new governance and assessment regime by participating in this interactive workshop where participants will gain a practical and enhanced knowledge of the new statutory processes, concepts and the application of the Planning and Design Code.

This training will build upon the PDI Act Essentials course for Development Assessment staff with an existing knowledge of the fundamentals of the new system. 

 

Key Learnings

  • Delegations and governance arrangements;
  • The role of the Assessment Manager;
  • The review of Assessment Manager decisions;
  • Interpreting and applying the Planning and Design Code, including an analysis of its structure and new land use definitions;
  • Change of use of land – new concepts;
  • Deemed to satisfy assessments and minor variations;
  • Performance assessed development;
  • Conditions and reserved matters;
  • Code of Conduct obligations
  • The Accredited Professionals Scheme
  • Appeals and reviews to the Environment, Resources and Development Court;
  • Amendments to Sections 221 & 222 of the Local Government Act 1999 and the implications for proposed work or business uses in the public realm.

Attendees can also work through example development applications and scenarios so that they are fully equipped to operate under the new assessment regime and will have useful reference material to take away as an operational aid in the future.

 

Facilitator

Gavin Leydon, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Gavin leads the firm’s Environment and Planning team and is a specialist in property development, urban and regional planning, environmental and administrative law. Gavin has been extensively involved in planning system reform and the transition to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act regime, including the provision of advice to State and local government, the LGA and training to the sector.

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 & Regulations – Council Assessment Panel

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

The ideal audience to attend this training includes members of Council Assessment and Regional Assessment Panels, Development Assessment staff, Assessment Managers and other Accredited Professionals.

 

Overview

This program will assist participants to better understand their role in the Development Assessment process, accreditation requirements and obligations under the Code of Conduct including recognising and dealing with conflicts of interest.  

This training will involve an overview of the decision making processes and relevant authorities in the transition to assessment under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and its associated regulations.

 

Key Learnings

  • Delegations & governance arrangements;
  • Meeting procedures;
  • Assessment Panel Member obligations & behaviours;
  • Code of Conduct for Assessment Panel Members;
  • Development assessment processes and concepts; 
  • Development categories;
  • Relevant authorities;
  • Public notification;
  • Assessment timeframes;
  • Deemed planning consents; 
  • Imposition of valid conditions and reserved matters;
  • Assessment Manager reviews; 
  • The Planning & Design Code - interpretation and application;
  • ERD Court appeals;
  • Accreditation requirements including continuing professional development obligations.

 

Facilitator

Stephen Smith, Planning Reform Partner – Local Government Association of South Australia
With over thirty years’ experience as a manager and planner working in both local and regional government, Stephen has undergraduate and post graduate degrees in Planning and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Stephens career has seen him spend 15 years in local government both in the UK and South Australia, during this time he managed the Environmental Services team at Stirling Council and was responsible for putting together the new Development Plan for the Adelaide Hills Council. Stephen is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and in 2017 was recognised as the South Australian Planner of the Year.

Gavin Leydon, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Gavin leads the firm’s Environment and Planning team and is a specialist in property development, urban and regional planning, environmental and administrative law. Gavin has been extensively involved in planning system reform and the transition to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act regime, including the provision of advice to State and local government, the LGA and training to the sector.

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 & Regulations - Essentials

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

This training is essential for all:
  • Development Assessment staff;
  • Assessment Managers;
  • Assessment Panel Members;
  • Para-planners;
  • Lodgement Officers;
  • Administrative staff who support Development Assessment.

 

Overview

After this session you will have an understanding of the essentials relating to the new lodgement, assessment and determination regime for applications for development authorisation under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and associated procedural requirements of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017.

 

Key Learnings

The training will cover the essential processes associated with the new assessment framework including:
  • Assessment pathways;
  • Relevant authorities;
  • Application and lodgement requirements;
  • The verification process;
  • Further information requests;
  • Referrals;
  • Public notification and consultation processes;
  • Requirements under relevant Practice Directions;
  • Assessment timeframes;
  • Deemed consents;
  • Notification of decisions;
  • Conditions and reserved matters;
  • Variations;
  • Private certification processes;
  • Review of Assessment Manager decisions
  • Appeals and reviews to the Environment, Resources and Development Court.

 

Facilitator

Gavin Leydon, Principal – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Gavin leads the firm’s Environment and Planning team and is a specialist in property development, urban and regional planning, environmental and administrative law. Gavin has been extensively involved in planning system reform and the transition to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act regime, including the provision of advice to State and local government, the LGA and training to the sector.

Joanna Clare, Senior Associate – Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Jo commenced practicing in planning and environmental law in 2011, and in this role, she advises council clients in all aspects of planning, building and environmental law under the Development Act 1993 andincreasingly the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Jo routinely presents training seminars on a range of topics, including planning reform, Section 7 searches and enforcement. 

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Property Law for Planners

Legal

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Property Officers; Planning and Development Officers; Development Compliance Officers; Infrastructure Officers; and Managers of these areas.

 

Overview

To provide an overview of the fundamental property law concepts that council officers encounter that are most relevant in a planning context.  This open training forum will provide participants with the confidence to navigate the basics of property law within a council development assessment or strategic planning setting. 

The training session will comprise a combination of different formats including: a tutorial to teach the concepts; hypothetical examples to illustrate the concepts in a practical setting; and a question and answer based session where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance and advice.

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation of commonly used property terminology; 
  • Explanation of fundamental property law concepts applicable to councils, as particularly relevant to development assessment and strategic planning; 
  • Practical guidance for councils on property matters within a planning context; 
  • Information sharing between councils.

 

Facilitator

Yari McCall, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure and Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Yari has expertise in strategic property and major infrastructure projects as well as all general dealings with land; including due diligence, sales and purchases, leases, licenses, management agreements, easements, encumbrances and caveats. Yari advises both local government and private clients and she is an engaging presenter with a keen interest in providing professional development and training opportunities for clients on a variety of topics.

Aden Miegel, Senior Associate- Planning, Development and Environment – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Since joining Norman Waterhouse, Aden, as part of the Environment and Planning Team, advises both local government and private clients on a wide variety of matters arising under the Development Act 1993, the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and other legislation that is relevant to planning and development. Aden enjoys delivering training and education to our clients and the industry, which includes a nationally accredited training course in a Certificate IV in Local Government (Planning).

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.

 

Sharps & Infectious Waste Handling

Works/Infra

Duration: Half day
Investment: $165 incl GST 
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar
 

 

Target Audience

  • All workers
  • Contractors
  • Volunteers
  • Supervisors and managers of staff who are exposed to the risks involved with handling sharps and infectious waste.

 

Overview

Under Section 19 of the WHS Act, all PCBU’s (organisations) are required to provide training to workers, supervisors, volunteers and contractors to reduce the risk of injury or illness when collecting and handling sharps and infectious waste such as syringes, glass and contaminated waste materials. Collecting and handling these materials carries a risk and requires skilled workers.

Penalties for reckless conduct under the WHS Act. incur fines up to $3million dollars for   corporations and government bodies and up to $300,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment for individuals.
 

 

Key Learnings

  • Sharps and infectious waste; examples and situations
  • Accessing and using workplace policies, procedures and documents relating to sharps and infectious waste
  • Identifying a single exposed sharp, multiple exposed and hidden sharps and infectious waste
  • Undertaking risk assessment to identify hazards, risks and control measures
  • Using the safety hierarchy of control
  • Implementing control measures to ensure safety of self and others, such   as PPE, barriers, signage, prevention and removal tools and equipment, standard precautions and safe work practices
  • Emergency procedures and responses
  • Communicating hazards to supervisor and provide reports
  • Using tools and equipment to remove sharps and infectious waste
  • Safely and correctly dispose of items and clean up
  • Maintaining and storing all PPE, tools and equipment
  • Completing risk assessment documentation
  • Guidelines and Code of Practice
  

Facilitator

Cate Blackman, Paragon Work Health Safety, Member of Safety Institute of Australia
Master of Business Administration, Cert IV in WHS, Nationally  accredited workplace trainer and assessor (Cert IV TAE), Diploma of Vocational  Education and Training, Graduate Certificate of Retail Leadership, Diploma of Retail Management, Diploma of Marketing.

Experience:  Senior manager in FMCG companies, Vocational Education and Training Manager and Facilitator, WHS Trainer/ Manager.
 

 

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.
 
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.
 

 

Site Contamination

Legal

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar

 

Target Audience

Property Officers; Environmental/Sustainability Officers; and Managers in these areas.

 

Overview

This course is designed to give an overview of the key issues and considerations associated with site contamination. It will summarise the statutory framework, including the role and functions of the environmental regulator (the EPA) and the various legal obligations arising under the Environment Protection Act 1993. It will also give participants an opportunity to discuss practical issues arising in the course of property transactions involving contaminated or potentially contaminated land, and proposed changes to the development assessment and referral process under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

 

Key Learnings

  • Explanation of the relevant statutory framework
  • Explanation of how the statutory framework interacts with general contractual law principles
  • Explanation of the role of the EPA
  • Discussion of how the various legal principles are applied in practice, and how practitioners can identify and manage risk associated with contaminated sites.

 

Facilitator

Peter Psaltis, Principal - Environment, planning and development - Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Peter advises and represents government and private clients in his areas of specialty, including town planning and development, land management, environment protection, site contamination, compulsory acquisition, property and infrastructure related matters. Peter has an extensive history in presenting at Local Government conferences and he also lectures and tutors Environmental Law topics in the University of Adelaide / Law Society of South Australia Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice course.

Yari McCall, Senior Associate – Property, Infrastructure and Commercial – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Yari has expertise in strategic property and major infrastructure projects as well as all general dealings with land; including due diligence, sales and purchases, leases, licenses, management agreements, easements, encumbrances and caveats. Yari advises both local government and private clients and she is an engaging presenter with a keen interest in providing professional development and training opportunities for clients on a variety of topics.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia.  

 

Additional Information

If you are an accredited professional within the Local Government sector you are eligible for a discounted rate of $350incl GST per person. To enrol, please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or training@lga.sa.gov.au.

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.
 
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