At its Council Meeting on Tuesday 23 August 2022, the Shire adopted the:

Community Amenity Local Law

We have a legislative obligation to review and prepare a new Community Amenity Local Law every 10 years. From building sites, to rubbish, to pets – the Community Amenity Local Law (previously called the General Purposes Local Law) covers a wide range of topics.

It empowers us to respond to local issues and protect public and private space, as well as our community’s health and safety.

We will review Part 4 of the Community Amenity Local Law, that deals with open air burning, incinerators and chimneys, later in 2022 to ensure we’re able to provide adequate focus and address community feedback.

Consumption of Liquor Local Law

The Consumption of Liquor Local Law regulates consumption of alcohol on Shire-managed land.

Short Stay Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Local Law

The Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law regulates the use of short stay rental accommodation on the Peninsula. Although not yet due for renewal, we have made minor amendments to streamline the registration process and make it easier to administer.

We will be undertaking a more in-depth review of this Local Law in 2023, where we will seek community input.

How we consulted.

During October-November 2021 we asked the community to let us know their thoughts around ideas we should explore as part of the Local Law Review. Following this consultation we used your input to develop the new draft local laws. We asked for your feedback on the draft local laws from 9 June to 12 July 2022.

What's next?

We are currently reviewing the Open Air Burning local law provisions and will be seeking community feedback later in 2022.

Community Amenity Local Law

From building sites, to rubbish, to pets – the Community Amenity Local Law (previously called the General Purposes Local Law) covers a wide range of topics. It empowers us to respond to local issues and protect public and private space as well as our community’s health and safety.

We have a legislative obligation to review and prepare a new local law every ten years. A new Community Amenity Local Law has been prepared.

We will review the Open Air Burning provisions of the Community Amenity Local Law separately later in 2022 to ensure we are able to provide adequate focus and address community feedback.

Consumption of Liquor Local Law

A new Consumption of Liquor Local Law has also been prepared. This local law regulates consumption of alcohol on Shire-managed land. We made some minor changes so it's easier to understand with clearer maps and simplified wording.

Short Stay Rental Accommodation (amendment) Local Law

The Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law regulates the use of short stay rental accommodation on the Peninsula. Although this local law is not yet due for renewal, the Short Stay Rental Accommodation (amendment) Local Law makes minor amendments to streamline the registration process and make it easier to administer. An in-depth review is scheduled for 2023, where we will seek community input.