Compliance Village

This Village provides a network for those working in compliance related roles including traffic, animal, pest and environmental enforcement and local laws.  It aims to support, promote and develop local government practitioners and professionals whilst positively contributing to compliance practice within the industry. 

Members of this Village seek to identify and discuss current compliance issues including legislative changes, trends in public behaviour and expectations and technological advances and assistance as well as providing networking and knowledge sharing opportunities.  The Compliance Village will also provide further advice and assistance to the LGMA Queensland Board when appropriate.

To view the presentations, please see Library below.

The Compliance Village forum will be held in Cairns on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Please find the programme and registration form here.

This Forum is proudly supported by:

2016 Village Programme

1. Continuing legislative reform and legacy and opportunity…

An overview of key State legislative reform and legacy items that local government compliance leaders need to remain cognizant of and key local government network opportunities and successes.

2. “Is Orange the new Black” – A SPA Court Case Review by King & Co.

Terry Law, Partner, King & Co Solicitors provide an analysis of a Planning & Environment Court and Court of Appeal case demonstrating the net result of contempt of Court Orders.

3. Current SPA Court Case Review by Minter (Gold Coast)

Nick Lichti, Senior Associate, Minter (Gold Coast) provided an analysis of a recent Sustainable Planning Act precedent case in the Magistrate’s Court.

4. Non-conforming building products

Michelle Hill of Building Codes Queensland held an open discussion on non-confirming building products.  In recent times there has been considerable concern within industry, government and the wider community about the potential issue of non-conforming building products. In July 2015, the national Building Ministers' Forum (BMF) established a senior officers' group (SOG) to develop strategies to address this complex issue. The SOG's report, endorsed by the BMF on 19 February 2016, contained eight recommendations. One of these recommendations was for in-principle support for improvements to the regulatory framework to enhance building regulator powers to address instances of non-conforming building products. While the period for feedback on the report has passed, the Department is still interested in any feedback from  local government on the recommendations. Further information is on the Department's website.

5. The Tobacco & Other Smoking Products Act 1998 – Enforcement by the State

Mark West, Director Health & Wellbeing Policy, Preventative Health Branch, Department of Health provided an update on enforcement of the Tobacco & Other Smoking Products Act 1998 by the State.

6. “Pro-active compliance for Councils” – Australian Business Register (ABR)

Sandee Harris from the Australian Business Register presented – what is the ABR? As part of this Sandee demonstrated what data is available and how can it be used for local government compliance activities and illustrate some local government case studies.

7.  Local Government Initiatives

Presentations were made on key Local Government initiatives such as the “LCC Compliance Risk Management Framework” and the LGAQ Local Government Prosecutions Database.


Please click on the Library link heading to access presentations and resources from our March 2015 Village forum speakers, as well as previous papers and articles, as applicable.

March 2015 Village Forum. Please access the programme here.

Steve Gatt - Planning Legislation - Old Problems, New Tools

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