At LSV Borrello Lawyers, we know that navigating government and regulatory regimes requires not only legal knowledge but also an approach that focuses on cutting through complexity in order to achieve objectives. Our Government & Regulatory Team has extensive experience in this area, having acted throughout their careers, for Local Governments (as members of the WALGA Legal Services panel), Port Authorities and other State Government agencies, as well as advising clients ranging from individuals to some of Western Australia’s and Australia’s largest property developers.

We have advised on matters including major subdivision land developments, transport and infrastructure projects, asset sales, land acquisition and compensation, tendering and procurement, administrative law, statutory interpretation, governance and outsourcing. We understand the processes involved, but more importantly, our experience gives us insights that assist in achieving proper and timely outcomes for our clients.

If disputes arise, or an impasse is reached, we have strengths in litigation and alternative dispute resolution practices. However, our aim is to work collaboratively wherever possible, whether we are acting for decision-makers or applicants, utilising our relationships, experience and reputations that have been built upon years of providing not just accurate, but also commercial and pragmatic advice.

Local Government

  • statutory interpretation and advice
  • public development projects, including major land transactions and trading undertakings
  • asset sales
  • governance and administration
  • land acquisition and compensation
  • tendering and procurement
  • rating and exemptions
  • meeting and operation of Council and Committees
  • approvals and permits under legislation administered by Local Government


  • approvals, permits and licences under State legislation
  • statutory interpretation and advice
  • advice on policy
  • review of decision-making, including administrative appeals and judicial review
  • access to information under the Freedom of Information Act