Council CONNECT MAY 2018 Inside this issue Hello Welcome to this edition of Council Connect. I’m delighted to be writing this introduction for three reasons. First, Council Connect represents our commitment to supporting the important work you do for NSW communities. Without you, so much of what we take for granted would cease to function. It’s our privilege to partner with you. Second, it represents a level of knowledge and expertise within Bartier Perry that I’m exceptionally proud of. Council Connect offers insights based on years of experience and understanding of our clients from some of the best in our profession. There is true value in these pages. Finally, having only joined Bartier Perry as CEO in late 2017, I am yet to meet all our clients and friends, so this introduction also serves as a personal “hello” from me. After 15 years in senior strategic and operational leadership roles in Australia and internationally, I was drawn to Bartier Perry by what I saw as an outstanding client-centric culture, made possible by a focus on best outcomes versus rigid operating structures. The intervening months have only reinforced that perception, and I’m committed that we build on it further. If you have questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We love feedback and we love contributing to the work you do. I S S U E 5 Riana Steyn Chief Executive Officer Bartier Perry >  Building, Construction and Procurement – Cautionary Tales 2 >  Data Breach Notification – Is this the last nail in the coffin of trust in online living or open government? 8 >  Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act - Confusion with a “simplified” certification process 11 >  Dangers in asbestos litigation 14 > When families disagree over a loved one’s burial 16 >  Crown land and public roads 18 >  Workplace investigations – a critique 21