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Norman Waterhouse

Property & Projects Master Class

Time Session
10:30 am – 11:00 am


11:00 am – 11:15 am

Welcome & Introduction

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Hot topics - Session 1

In this session we will explore the latest hot topics in property transactions and projects.

Hot topics will be delivered in a series of short and sharp presentations. Our experienced property practitioners will guide you through the upcoming changes and opportunities in South Australia.

This session will focus in on the statutory changes that will have the most significant impact on the world of local government property, including:

• Local Government Reform and the Reforming Local Government in South Australia Discussion Paper;

• repeal of the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (SA) and the Landscape South Australia Bill 2019 (SA);

• amendments to the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA); and

• mandatory e-conveyancing and other new requirements for all land acquisitions and disposals.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Shared use agreements

With councils under increasing pressure to deliver community outcomes for less, the days of one club in one council facility being subsidised by ratepayers are increasingly numbered.

Whether it is labelled as co-location, joint use, shared use, lease or licence – there are benefits to councils and communities in maximising the use of facilities and encouraging flexibility.

This workshop will explore the ins and outs of different structures councils can consider to manage key community facilities, using recent practical examples.

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm


2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Hot topics - Session 2

Continuing on from the morning session, we will present a second round of hot topics. This session will equip you with the tools to navigate current hurdles and challenges facing the industry. Our property practitioners will share anecdotes and insights from their personal experiences.

Hot topics for this session include:

• reviewing community land management plans;

• authorisations and permits under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2019 (SA);

• building upgrade agreements; and

• insolvency and leases.

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Unsolicited bids and major projects

Councils are passionate about supporting projects that will strengthen their communities. As

the most nimble tier of Government, councils are uniquely positioned to engage with the

private sector to support investment in projects that benefit their communities. In recent

times councils have seen an increase in unsolicited bid activity - proposals from the private

sector that are not in response to council-led procurement processes. In order for councils

to unlock the value that may be delivered from unsolicited bids for their communities, it is

critical that councils are mindful of their procurement, probity and legislative obligations in

this area and establish clear and transparent frameworks to guide their engagement with


This session will examine a broad range of matters relating to good governance of unsolicited bids and provide commercially relevant examples that demonstrate how council and private stakeholder expectations can be managed through the process to deliver valuable outcomes for communities.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking Drinks


This event tickets have been sold out.


8 November 2019


10:30 am – 5:00 pm


431 King William Street, Adelaide SA, Australia

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