Commercial & Property

Wallmans Lawyers' Commercial and Property team has unsurpassed experience in advising Councils on commercial and property issues. Our team has a significant appreciation of the statutory, risk management and governance issues that face entities. As a result, we offer proactive and innovative advice beyond 'black letter' law, with a focus on cost effective results that are commercially realistic. 

Our experience with private sector landowners, landlords, land developers and business operators ensures our team is current with commercial issues, and our extensive work for Councils allows us to apply that experience in a local government context.

We advise on a broad range of matters including, commercial transactions, contracts, tenders, probity and procurement, leasing and occupation agreements, property development, conveyancing requirements and commercial litigation.

We regularly present seminars and workshops on topical commercial and property issues. Our training and development is an additional way that we can assist our clients to apply relevant law and legal principles in a practical context, thereby minimising risk of review, appeals and litigation.

Commercial Transactions, Contracts and Tenders

  • Probity advisory services
  • Supply contracts
  • Consultancy contracts
  • Service contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Maintenance contracts
  • Construction contracts
  • Facilities management agreements
  • Documentation for community/Council events and sponsorships
  • Development agreements
  • Site remediation agreements
  • Tender processes and documents

Use of and Management of Council's Assets

  • Commercial leases and licenses
  • Recreational and sporting licences
  • Telecommunication leases
  • Hire of plant and equipment
  • Road authorisations and permits
  • Tourist and caravan park management agreements
  • Shared use agreements
  • Authorisations and permits for roads
  • Recreational facilities management i.e. aquatic and sporting centres
  • Horticultural services

Property and Development

  • Joint venture agreements
  • Land management agreements
  • Private parking area agreements
  • S 51 Bonding Agreements
  • Compulsory acquisitions
  • Waste management
  • Mining and quarries
  • Stormwater


  • Easements
  • Encroachments
  • Division of land
  • Purchase and sale of land
  • Sale of land for outstanding rates
  • Roads opening and closing

Commercial Litigation