Local Laws

Council has the following Local Laws with the objectives outlined:

General Local Law 2012

The objectives of this Local Law are to provide for –

  • the peace, order and good government of the municipality;
  • a safe and healthy environment so that the community within the municipality can enjoy a quality of life that meets its expectations;
  • the safe and fair use and enjoyment of public places;
  • the protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality;
  • the fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land; and
  • the uniform and fair administration of this Local Law.

Meeting Procedure Local Law 2009 No 1/2009

The purpose of this Local Law is to:

  • provide a mechanism to facilitate the good government of the Council through its formal meeting procedure to ensure effective and efficient Council decisions  are made in a manner which acknowledges the role of local government within the Australian system of Government;
  • promote and encourage community participation in the system of local government by providing mechanisms for the Council to ascertain the community's views and expectations;
  • regulate and control the election of Mayor and the Chairperson of any Special Committees;
  • regulate and control the procedures governing the conduct of meetings including:

                (i)   the notice required for meetings;

                (ii)  the keeping of minutes.

  • provide for the administration of the Council’s powers and functions;
  • provide generally for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district;
  • regulate the use of the common seal.

Drainage of Land Local Law 2006 (currently being reviewed)

The purpose of this Local Law is to:

  • provide generally for the peace, order and good government of the Municipal District; and
  • facilitate the implementation of any drainage scheme in relation to which a special rate or special charge or combination of a special rate or special charge has been declared by Council under section 163(1) of the Act for the purpose of Drainage Works in the Municipal District; and
  • define the powers of Authorised Officers, members of Council staff, and other Persons authorised by Council, to enter Land, including privately owned Land, to construct, maintain and operate or remove Drainage Works developed as part of a drainage scheme for which a special rate or special charge, or combination of a special rate or special charge, has been or is proposed to be declared under section 163 of the Act; and
  • define the obligations of Occupiers of Land with respect to Drains and Drainage Works developed, constructed, maintained or controlled by Council.

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