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Norman Waterhouse
With a background in environmental science, Nicholas adopts a detailed and analytical approach to his work within the Environment and Planning team while seeking to provide timely, accurate and meaningful advice and services to clients.

About Nicholas

Nicholas was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2020 after completing his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) at the University of Adelaide in 2019.

Nicholas joined Norman Waterhouse Lawyers as a clerk within the Environment and Planning team in January 2020 where he gained invaluable experience and insights into a range of matters including planning appeals, civil and criminal enforcement, land division, major infrastructure, and administrative matters. Prior to joining Norman Waterhouse, Nicholas gained experience doing pro bono work for unrepresented individuals within the Adelaide Magistrates Court and also undertook work experience within the Department of Environment and Water.

Since being admitted to practice, Nicholas has been well positioned within the Environment and Planning team to provide advice to public sector clients through the transition to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, with a focus on powers and duties of relevant authorities in relation to development assessments, appeals, and enforcement. Nicholas also works closely with senior practitioners to deliver solutions to infrastructure delivery in master planned developments.

In addition to his work as an associate, Nicholas occasionally ‘moonlights’ as an actor, writer, and musician, currently serving on the board of an award-winning local arts organisation.


  • Town Planning
  • Development
  • Civil and criminal enforcement & compliance
  • Environment protection
  • Infrastructure
  • Land division
  • Local government
  • Land management agreements
  • Regulated trees
  • Administrative law
  • Governance
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