Consultation Update

In response to the obvious lack of community support Council cancelled the proposed Local Law Amendment at its December Council Meeting. For full details please visit the Council Minutes.

Local Law Amendment

Council is proposing to amend the General Local Law 2014. Any local law passed by Council is designed to ensure that the actions of an individual or group do not have an adverse impact on the rest of the community.

There are a number of areas where the current Local Law is felt to be out of step with community expectations. It is those areas that Council has proposed to amend. They are:

  • To provide greater clarity around the keeping of animals in our Shire;
  • To introduce a law to support the Cat Curfew and Dog Leash Order;
  • To extend the scope of recreation vehicle (motor bikes) local law requirements, to greatly reduce the amenity impacts on surrounding property owners;
  • To enhance the protection of Council employees from the effects of antisocial behaviour whilst undertaking their duties;
  • To protect Council property from unlawful damage;
  • To enable enforcement of Council’s Domestic Wastewater Management Plan 2016-2020 to ensure septic systems are maintained to cause no nuisance to the community or protected water catchments; and
  • To define who is permitted to camp on private land.

Council is seeking community input into the proposed amendment. Submissions must be completed by 5.00pm 10 January 2020 and are to be made below.

Note: Copies of submissions (including submitters’ names and addresses which will be made public) will be made available at the Council or special committee meeting at which the above proposal will be considered. Council is also required to make submissions available for public inspection for a period of 12 months.

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