By-laws and regulations
The Local Government Acts empower local government to make local laws (By-laws) that are suitable to the Council and areas needs and resources - achieving the purpose and principles of local government.
A by-law is a form of delegated legislation because the state government delegates (gives to Council) the authority to make laws on specific matters subject to their final review.
The purpose of the use of local laws and by-laws is to provide Council with the power to respond to community needs and address any issues within a municipality. The by-laws should complement the Council’s responsibilities and powers under both state and federal laws. Generally, the laws are introduced to protect public health, safety, and amenity in the local area.
Our by-laws are available for public inspection, please find a list of documents below.