The Local Government Act 1999 and other Acts provide Council with the ability and authority to make by-laws for the good rule and government of the area, and for the convenience, comfort and safety of its community. By-Laws may have clauses that prohibit, regulate, control, restrict or require permits for certain activities.
By-Laws are legally enforceable within the Council area and penalties can apply for breaches or conduct that is contrary to the requirements of by-laws. All by-laws are reviewed every 7 years and the review and or development of by-laws requires public consultation that ensures consideration of public feedback.
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Register of by-laws
Pursuant to Section 252 of the Local Government Act Council must keep a register of all by-laws made or adopted by the council. For the purposes of Section 252, the by-laws listed below are deemed to be Councils register of by-laws and are accompanied by a copy of the Certificate of Validity as required pursuant to Section 249 of the Local Government Act.
By-Law Determinations and Resolutions
Pursuant to Section 252(6) of the Local Government Act, if a by-law only applies within a part or parts of the area of a council as the council may determine from time to time, and the council has made a determination, a certified copy of the resolution making the determination must accompany a copy of the by-law provided under subsection (5).
For the purposes of the register of by-laws the following is a list of the determinations made by Council under by-laws and is to be read in conjunction with the register of by laws above as required under Section 252(1)
Any questions or concerns relating to the application or enforcement of any of the above By-Laws should be directed to the General Inspectorate section on (08) 8406 8222 in the first instance.