Local Government

Norman Waterhouse understands that Local Government is big business with even bigger responsibilities. We view ourselves not as a legal service provider but as a strategic business partner to Local Government in South Australia. Our goal is to provide a practical business solution as well as a legal one. The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Services team comprises over 35 practitioners who specialise in the following areas.
  • Environment
  • Risk Management
  • Planning
  • Property and Commercial
  • Procurement
  • Asset Management
  • Employment and Industrial Relations
  • Local Government Advisory and Regulatory 
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution

Counsel for Councils

There is virtually no area that Norman Waterhouse does not cover when it comes to meeting the needs of Local Government. We also provide expert and tailored training to clients as well as a whole host of other benefits. If your council needs counsel, we are your one stop shop.

Past Events

2017 Norman Waterhouse Local Government Conference

Event Location - Adelaide Oval, William Magarey Room, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide


View the full conference program here.

To save the event to your calendar, click here.

 

If you are registering for a half day, please only select morning or afternoon sessions. Selecting sessions across the whole day will prevent a half day registration being processed. Morning sessions include the lunch, and afternoon sessions include the cocktail party.

If you make an error with your selections please click on the reset button at the bottom of the page.

The Normans Confessional

Have a question you’re too afraid to ask? Need a steer on a sticky issue? Didn’t seek permission and now you need forgiveness? Or you just want to chat about a dog?

Throughout the day, our experienced practitioners will be available to provide advice (and dispense alms) across all areas of local government.

To book a 10 minute session, please contact Leah Fingleton, on 8217 1320 or by emailing
rsvp@normans.com.au or turn up at the confessional box on the day!



Local Government Professionals SA Members

To access the LG Professionals, SA members discount code, please visit www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au/members

2016 Norman Waterhouse Local Government Conference

Event Location - Adelaide Oval, William Magarey Room, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

Click here to view the full conference program.

To save the event to your calendar, click here

If you are registering for a half day, please only select morning or afternoon sessions. Selecting sessions across the whole day will prevent a half day registration being processed. Morning sessions include the lunch, and afternoon sessions include the cocktail party.

If you make an error with your selections please click on the reset button at the bottom of the page.

The Normans Confessional

Throughout the day our experienced practitioners across all areas of local government will be available to answer questions, provide guidance or have a chat on any issues you wish to raise.

Q&A Local Government Style

Submit your questions now to avoid disappointment!

Local Nuisance and Litter Control forum

The passage of new ‘Local Nuisance and Litter Control’ legislation will soon result in fundamental reform of Local Government regulation of a wide range of subject matter.

Entirely new areas of council regulatory jurisdiction will be granted. Notably, nuisance will, for the first time, be unambiguously within the remit of councils. Further, significant changes will be enacted in respect of matters already regulated by councils. For example, litter will be expanded from its present simple concept to a multi-tiered, multi-categorised scheme applying to both public and private land.

Councils will have new offences to enforce, and new criminal and civil enforcement tools through which to pursue compliance. New prosecutorial, order-making and administrative review mechanisms will be created. These new mechanisms will co-exist alongside certain presently existing avenues, sometimes harmoniously, and sometimes potentially not.

Forum

Norman Waterhouse has closely followed the development of these reforms from draft stage, and through Parliament. We have provided advice, assisted in preparing submissions, and published numerous pieces of analysis for the Local Government sector.

Given the large-scale, novel and complex nature of these reforms, Norman Waterhouse will host a client forum to provide analysis and to explore some key aspects of the Local Nuisance and Litter Control legislation. We will also encourage questions, comments and other input from attendees, to facilitate discussion among regulatory representatives from across the sector.

Details

Wednesday 8 June 2016
10.00am – 4.00pm
Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Level 15, 45 Pirie Street Adelaide
$95 + GST per person
Lunch and afternoon tea provided

Regional CEO and Principal Members Symposium 2015

On Wednesday 28 October, Norman Waterhouse hosted the 2015 Regional CEO and Principal Members Symposium at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide.

Sean Keenihan’s presentation on ‘Reinvigorating Regional Economies and Communities’ was well received and thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees.

Norman Waterhouse Local Government Conference 2015

Location - Adelaide Oval, Ian McLachlan Room, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

Please click here to view the program.

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Our Local Government Specialists