Friday, June 15, 2012

draft local laws out for comment

report from the roundtable - 12 jun

At this week's council meeting, councillors unanimously endorsed the draft General Provisions Local Law for public comment.

This is a statutory process required to give notice to council's intention for make the local law. 

I'm pleased to say that that this version of the local law is a far more sensible approach than the draft that was out for comment in November/December last year and is a good reflection of the community feedback received. 

The General Provisions Local Law 2012 consolidates a range of already existing local laws to reduce the administrative burden of undertaking separate review processes each time an individual local law sunsets. 

The consolidated local laws include the Scare Gun Control Local Law 2002, Streets & Roads Local Law 2005, Animal Control Local Law 2007, Consumption of Liquor in Public Place Local Law 2007 and the General Provisions Local Law 2010. There's also some additional new local laws proposed.

New inclusions cover off on:

  • Use of parks and reserves and Council buildings
  • Street parties, festivals, circuses and events
  • Rubbish collection
  • Collection of monies
  • Feeding of cockatoos
  • Damage to trees and vegetation in public places
  • Electoral signage on public land
  • Behaviours of persons in public places
  • Interfering with road barriers and signage on roads and bridges
  • Sale of vehicles on Road or Council land
  • Entry without paying fee
  • Smoking in children's playgrounds or other prescribed places
  • Objectionable noise and noise from burglar alarms and amplified sound equipment
  • Rubbish dumping
  • Interfering with Council drainage tappings and stormwater pits
  • Interfering with watercourses
  • Gates and openings from private property onto Council land
  • Cigarette butt receptacles
  • Heavy vehicles on private property
  • Dilapidated buildings and dangerous land
  • Noise and nuisances caused by building works
  • Collection and disposal of trade waste.

If you'd like to know more or submit your comments visit the shire's website here

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