Good Decision Making Training

  • 04 Jul 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • City of Whyalla Public Library - Ekblom Street, Whyalla Norrie


  • Local Government Authorised Person Association Financial Member
  • Non-Member

Registration is closed

Local Government Authorised Persons Association in conjunction with Environmental Health Australia (South Australia) are proud to bring you Good Decision Making Training presented by KelledyJones and Norman Waterhouse Lawyers

This seminar will address the essential principles of decision-making as they relate to regulatory decisions made by council officers including:

  • Authority to act and acting for a proper purpose
  • Complying with statutory pre-conditions
  • Application of council policies
  • Natural justice including actual and perceived bias
  • Relevant and irrelevant considerations
  • The concept of ‘reasonableness’
  • Provision of reasons for decisions
  • Appeal/review rights and oversight bodies
  • Record keeping

Failure to abide by these principles can leave decisions open to successful challenge. It is therefore critical that officers charged with decision-making functions (including compliance officers, managers and directors) are aware of and properly apply these principles to ensure their decisions withstand scrutiny.

The sessions will be presented on an interactive basis with the use of examples relevant to regulatory officers’ roles and responsibilities and will include workshops to enable participants to apply the principles discussed to realistic scenarios.

Following the training, the APA Committee will be holding a Board meeting from 2.30pm to 4pm. Come along to the Board meeting to listen and join in the discussion about all things APA. After the meeting stay for drinks and nibbles and network with the APA committee. 

The sessions are only $50 per person for LGAPA or EHA(SA) Members, or $100 for non-members. 

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