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Local Laws

The Shire of Dumbleyung has enacted a number of local laws that govern activities on land that is owned or managed by the Shire, as well as certain activities on private land within the Shire.

These local laws have the status of legislation and are enforceable by the Shire. The Shire may authorise Officers to enforce the local laws on its behalf. The Shire is required to review its local laws once every eight years.

 

ADOPTED LOCAL LAWS

 

In accordance with s3.12(6) of the Local Government Act 1995 the Shire of Dumbleyung gives notice that on 15 September 2022 Council has resolved to adopt the following local laws:

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To make provisions about the organisation, establishment, maintenance and equipment of bush fire brigades.

Effect: To align existing local laws with changes in law and operational practices.

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Cemeteries Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To make provisions for the orderly management of the Nippering Cemetery (Reserve 9943) and Kukerin Cemetery (Reserve 16502) in accordance with established plans and to create offences for inappropriate behaviour within the cemetery grounds.

Effect: To ensure compliance by all persons engaged in the administration of the cemeteries, burying deceased in the cemeteries, or otherwise providing services to or making use of the cemeteries.

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Control of Refuse on Building Sites Repeal Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To repeal an obsolete local law.

Effect: The obsolete local law will be revoked and abrogated.

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Dogs Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To make provisions about the impounding of dogs, to control the number of dogs that can be kept on premises and the manner of keeping those dogs and to prescribe areas in which dogs are prohibited and dog exercise areas.

Effect: To extend the controls over dogs which exist under the Dog Act 1976.

Shire of Dumbleyung Extractive Industries Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To make provisions to prohibit the carrying on of an extractive industry unless by authority of a licence issued by the local government. To regulate the carrying on of the extractive industry in order to minimise damage to the environment, thoroughfares and other persons health and property. To provide for the restoration and reinstatement of any excavation site.

Effect: To provide for the requirement that any person wanting to carry on an extractive industry will need to be licensed and will need to comply with the provisions of this local law.

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Fencing Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To make provisions about a sufficient fence and the standard for the construction of fences throughout the district.

Effect: To establish the minimum requirements for fencing within the district.

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Health Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To make provisions about the statutory means of effectively controlling issues which have the potential to adversely impact on the health and wellbeing of the community.

Effect: To allow health related issues to be sufficiently controlled so as to provide an acceptable standard for the maintenance of public health in the community.

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Parking and Parking Facilities Repeal Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To repeal an obsolete local law.

Effect: The obsolete local law will be revoked and abrogated.

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Pest Plants Repeal Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To repeal an obsolete local law.

Effect: The obsolete local law will be revoked and abrogated.

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To make provisions about the regulation, control and management of activities and facilities on local government and public property within the district, including thoroughfares.

Effect: To provide for the establishment of the requirements with which any persons using or being on local government property and public property within the district, must comply. Some property is set aside for particular uses, some activities are allowed only under a permit or under a determination, and others are restricted or prohibited. The local law also establishes offences for inappropriate behaviour in or on Shire property.

Shire of Dumbleyung Standing Orders Local Law 2022

 

Purpose: To make provisions about the conduct of meetings of the Council, Committees and electors.

 

Effect: To provide for better decision making. To provide for the orderly and efficient conduct of meetings. To provide for greater community participation and understanding of the business of the Council. To provide for more open and accountable local government.

 

Copies of the local laws are available for inspection at the:

 

  • Shire of Dumbleyung Administration Office, 32 Harvey Street, Dumbleyung WA

  • Dumbleyung Library, Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre, 28 Absolon Street, Dumbleyung WA

  • Kukerin Library, 18 Manser Street, Kukerin WA

 

Copies may also be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2022

Cemeteries Local Law 2022

Control of Refuse on Building Sites Repeal Local Law 2022

Dogs Local Law 2022

Extractive Industries Local Law 2022

Fencing Local Law 2022

Health Local Law 2022

Parking and Parking Facilities Repeal Local Law 2022

Pest Plants Repeal Local Law 2022

Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2022

Standing Orders Local Law 2022

These local laws were gazetted in the Special Government Gazette, Thursday 3 November 2022 No.157 and will come into operation on 17th November 2022.

 

 

Gavin Treasure

Chief Executive Officer

3rd November 2022

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