Legislative Tools for Managing Bushfire Risk

Duration: 1 day 
Investment: $ 605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar 


Target Audience

Fire Prevention Officers, Team Leaders, Managers, Chief Executive Officers, Elected Members and all staff involved in fire prevention.



The LGA in conjunction with Norman Waterhouse Lawyers invite you to this one day training to address Council legislative responsibilities in bushfire risk management.

This training session will provide participants with tools to manage fire risks and assist councils in understanding their role and responsibilities with respect to fire prevention.  We will facilitate a comprehensive discussion regarding the powers and enforcement options available to councils under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 and other legislative instruments.


Key Learnings

  • Council obligations regarding fire prevention
  • Inspection process
  • Notice issuing process
  • Council powers with respect to:
    • council land
    • private land
    • federal land 
    • crown land
  • Interaction between the FES Act and other legislation



Paul Kelly and Dale Mazzachi, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers

Paul Kelly is a Principal in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team and his straightforward and pragmatic approach to legal practice delivers direct and satisfying results for his wide range of clients.  Paul’s experience includes governance, regulation, policy advice, administrative law issues and statutory interpretation. 

Dale Mazzachi practices as a Principal in the firm’s Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team.  Dale’s regulatory experience includes animal management and control, public health, food safety, public realm and traffic management, liquor licensing, by-laws and regulations. Dale focuses his attention on developing his client's practical understanding of the important roles governance and regulation play in helping their organisations successfully deliver for their communities.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice to the local government sector in South Australia.  Both Paul and Dale regularly represent public authorities before a wide range of Courts and Tribunals, appearing in contested matters in the Magistrates Court, the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the District Court, the Supreme Court and the Environment, Resources and Development Court.


Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.

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