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 contrary to the requirements of by-laws. All by-laws are reviewed every seven years and the review and or development of by-laws require public consultation that ensures consideration of public feedback.
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 the Council's 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 the 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 Community Compliance Team at (08) 8406 8222 in the first instance.