Community Local Law

Councils use local laws to respond to issues and community needs within a municipality. These local laws complement their responsibilities and powers under both state and federal laws. Where appropriate, Councils may introduce local laws, or by-laws to exercise these powers.

Local Law No. 9 of 2023: Community Local Law

The Community Local Law controls activities requiring permits, which include

  • Storage of vehicles and machinery
  • Keeping animals in excess of that permitted in clause 8 – Keeping excess Animals and Reptiles
  • Camping on land in township exceeding 28 days
  • Mobile vendors operating from council land


Activities prohibited under the Community Local Law include:

  • Consumption of alcohol on roads or in car parks within shopping precincts
  • Consumption and possession of alcohol on reserves from
  • Untidy and dangerous premises
  • Owner or occupier must ensure that pest animals or noxious weeds are not present or grown on his or her land
  • Unregistered vehicles on roads or council land