Local Laws

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.

PROPOSED NEW LOCAL LAWS

The Shire of Dumbleyung provides public notice in accordance with s.3.12(3) and 3(a) of the Local Government Act 1995 that it proposes to make 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 provide 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 cemetery, 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 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 prescribe 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 Laws 2022

 

Purpose: To provide 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 provide for 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 on Shire property.

 

Shire of Dumbleyung Standing Orders 2022

 

Purpose: To provide for 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 proposed local laws are available for inspection at the:

 

  • Shire of Dumbleyung, 32 Harvey Street, Dumbleyung WA 6350

  • Dumbleyung Library, Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre, 28 Absolon Street, Dumbleyung WA 6350

  • Kukerin Library, 18 Manser Street, Kukerin WA 6351

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

Shire of Dumbleyung Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2022

Shire of Dumbleyung Cemeteries Local Law 2022

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

Shire of Dumbleyung Dogs Local Law 2022

Shire of Dumbleyung Extractive Industries Local Law 2022

Shire of Dumbleyung Fencing Local Law 2022

Shire of Dumbleyung Health Local Law 2022

Shire of Dumbleyung Parking and Parking Facilities Repeal Local Law 2022

Shire of Dumbleyung Pest Plants Repeal Local Law 2022

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

Shire of Dumbleyung Standing Orders Local Law 2022

 

Submissions or comments regarding these proposals may be made in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Dumbleyung, PO Box 99, Dumbleyung WA 6350 or at the above address. Submissions may also be submitted via email: ceo@dumbleyung.wa.gov.au (subject line to read: Proposed Local Laws 2022).  Submissions should be lodged by the 4.30pm on Friday 24 June 2022.

 

Enquiries on the proposed local laws should be directed to Chief Executive Officer, Gavin Treasure by phone on (08) 9863 4012 or email: ceo@dumbleyung.wa.gov.au

 

Gavin Treasure

Chief Executive Officer

5 May 2022