Rockingham 20° 15 °

Local Law Review 2018

Page index

Background

Under the powers conferred by the Local Government Act 1995, Cat Act 2011, Dog Act 1976, Bush Fires Act 1954, Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2006, and Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007, the City is proposing to make the following local laws.

Sand Drift Local Law 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this local law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of site erosion, sand and dust on land within the City.

Effect

Owners and occupiers of land are required to take practicable measures to prevent erosion and the movement and escape of sand and dust.

Cats Local Law 2018

Purpose

To set a ‘standard number’ of cats that may be kept on premises.

Effect

People must not keep more than the standard number of cats unless provided for by the local law, the Cat Act, or its associated regulations.

Dogs Amendment Local Law 2018

Purpose

To remove matters from the City of Rockingham Dogs Local Law 2000 that are dealt with by other legislation.

Effect

The City of Rockingham Dogs Local Law 2000 is amended.

Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Amendment Local Law 2018

Purpose

To remove matters from the City of Rockingham Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2001 that can be better dealt with by other means.

Effect

The City of Rockingham Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Amendment Local Law 2001 is amended.

Parking Local Law 2018

Purpose

To enable the City to regulate the parking of vehicles within the district and provide for the management and operation of parking facilities under the City’s care, control and management.

Effect

A person parking a vehicle within the parking region is to comply with the provisions of the local law.

Waste Local Law 2018

Purpose

To regulate the storage, collection and disposal of waste and refuse from residential premises and on waste facilities in the City.

Effect

Unless otherwise authorised, the storage, collection and disposal of waste and refuse within the City must be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the local law.

Pest Plants Amendment Local Law 2018

Purpose

To add certain plants to Schedule 1 of the City of Rockingham Pest Plants Local Law 2000.

Effect

The plants added to the Schedule are prescribed as pest plants.

Repeal and Amendment Local Law 2018

Purpose

To repeal the City of Rockingham Extractive Industries Local Law 2000; and to amend the City of Rockingham Cemeteries Local Law 2000 and the City of Rockingham Health Local Law 1996.

Effect

The City of Rockingham Extractive Industries Local Law 2000 is repealed; "authorised person" is replaced with "authorised officer" in the City of Rockingham Cemeteries Local Law 2000 and the provisions contained in the City of Rockingham Health Local Law 1996 relating to bee keeping are repealed.

Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this local law is to regulate the care, control and management of property of and under the care, control and management of the City including thoroughfares.

Effect

Some City 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 City property.

Share Your Thoughts

The proposed local laws may be inspected at the City of Rockingham administration building and libraries during normal office hours.

Submissions must be received by 4pm on Friday 17 August 2018.

Any written submission received in response to this invitation may be placed on the public record and be available for inspection.

For further information please contact the Governance team on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Supporting Documents

Name Type Size and format
Proposed Local Laws Document PDF 2.3 MB