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.
In accordance with Section 249(7) of the Local Government Act 1999 notice is given that The Barossa Council has made the following By-Laws on 21 September 2021, which will come into effect and replace the current By-Laws 30 January 2022:
- By-Law 1 – Permits and Penalties
- By-Law 2 – Movable Signs
- By-Law 3 – Roads
- By-Law 4 – Local Government Land
- By-Law 6 – Cats
- By-Law 7 – Waste Management
The following By-Law was made on 19 October 2021, which will come into effect and replace the current By-Law on 4 March 2022: