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

Our Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Specialists