Local Government

Mellor Olsson has been a prominent legal services provider to Local Government for many decades. We work for numerous metropolitan and regional Councils, as well as the representative body for Local Government, and advise on all aspects of Local Government law and administration.

By working closely with our clients, we have gained extensive experience and awareness of problems and opportunities facing Local Government. These include finance, rating, codes of conduct, governance and risk management, Freedom of Information, property management and development, community land, environmental protection, public and environmental health, preservation of the amenity of neighbourhoods (often involving licensed premises) and social services. In particular, we advise on all aspects of the Local Government Act.

Mellor Olsson also has significant experience in administrative law, having acted both for and against relevant authorities, including Local Government. We have been involved in numerous judicial review proceedings involving Council decisions.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Finance and financial transactions
  • Public and environmental health
  • Rating and valuation advice
  • Liquor licensing
  • Codes of conduct
  • Local Government Act advice and enforcement
  • Governance
  • Judicial review proceedings
  • Risk management
  • Compulsory acquisition
  • Freedom of Information
  • Building safety
  • Property management
  • Contracts for infrastructure projects
  • Development
  • Community land
  • Environmental protection
  • Employment issues

Head Office

5th Floor, 80 King William Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000
t: Australia (08) 8414 3400  International +61 8 8414 3400
t: Australia (08) 8414 3400
t: International +61 8 8414 3400
f: Australia (08) 8414 3444  International +61 8 8414 3444
f: Australia (08) 8414 3444
f: International +61 8 8414 3444

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