Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services

Norman Waterhouse is a pre-eminent public and administrative law specialist. Our people are recognised as South Australia's most esteemed local government legal advisers and strategic business partners. Our 80-year association and extensive experience with local government, is reflected in our appointment as the principal legal advisors to the Local Government Association of South Australia.

In recent years local government has faced major structural, procedural and legislative reform.   Our team based approach - where we act as strategic business partners as well as legal advisors - helps many local authorities grapple with the reform process and its associated changes. This has included advice in the specialised areas of information technology, e-commerce, national competition policy, service provision and contestability, outsourcing, performance measurement, workplace relations, privacy, freedom of information and public accountability.

We have successfully conducted litigation in the High Court of Australia in relation to a variety of issues of critical importance to local government regarding governance and development.

We provide advice in all areas of public and administrative law, including:

  • Governance
  • Statutory Compliance
  • Regulatory issues

Upcoming Events

Governance and Regulatory Services Master Class

Are you up for the challenge?

Our interactive Governance and Regulatory Master Class will immerse you in the local government decision making process from beginning to end.

This full day Master Class will explore the governance process, tools and systems deployed by local government in the face of a public health and regulatory crisis.
Our team will work through the investigation of the issue, the legislative response, and the Council meeting processes and requirements necessary to secure a safe and robust resolution. 

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24 October 2018

24/10/2018 8:59:00 AM

Our Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Specialists