Public Sector

Brookfields Emerging Leader Award 2016

Created: Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:36
 
In April Brookfields partners Andrew Green and Matt Allan attended SOLGMs annual Gala Dinner in Wellington.  Brookfields was the sponsor of the newly created Emerging Leader Award won by Nicola Chrisp of the Waikato Regional Council. Read about Nicola and other award winners.
 
 
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The Background To A Contract Can Be Just As Important As The Terms Of That Contract

Created: Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:06

In a recent Supreme Court decision, Planet Kids Limited ("PK") v Auckland Council ("Council"), High Court and subsequent Court of Appeal decisions have been overturned. The question was whether a Public Works Act 1981 ("PWA") agreement between the parties was frustrated by the inability of PK to exactly comply with some of the terms of that settlement agreement and accordingly should be terminated.

The Supreme Court looked at the settlement arrangements between the parties in a broad manner rather than relying on strict interpretation of the contract provisions themselves and made it clear that the compensation provision in the PWA were not relevant as an agreement as to compensation had been entered into by those parties.

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Find Out What's Behind New Legislation

Created: Thursday, 12 September 2013 12:00

With the unceasing flow of new legislation impacting on the functions and operation of local authorities, there is a consistent need to comment upon and make submissions on new legislation.

This has now been made somewhat easier with the establishment of an administrative trial by the Parliamentary Counsel Office to provide online disclosure statements about bills and substantive supplementary order papers.

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Development Contributions Reform

Created: Tuesday, 27 August 2013 21:55

Surgery Without Major Trauma

The Minister of Local Government has taken the knife to development contributions, and has managed not to kill the patient.

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Resource Management Act Reform Package

Created: Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:38

At the end of last week the Government unveiled the 2013 Resource Management Act Reform Package (the Reform Package) following the completion of consultation on the February discussion document: "Improving Our Resource Management System". The 2013 reform package will become a Resource Management Reform Bill (the Bill) to be introduced later in 2013.

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The Latest On Affordable Housing

Created: Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:00

The latest word on affordable housing is out. The Social Services Select Committee (Committee) completed its examination of the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill (Bill) on 31 July 2013, recommending by majority that it be passed with a number of amendments.

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