Local nuisance and litter
The Local Nuisance & Litter Control Act 2016 was implemented by the State Government to provide an increased focus on Local Government management of local nuisance, litter and illegal dumping matters across South Australia.
Under the Act, Councils inherit an array of functions and responsibilities previously undertaken by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). These responsibilities will include having to investigate complaints about:
- Smoke, fumes or dust
- Animals and insects
- Insanitary conditions on-premises
- Unsightly conditions on-premises, caused by human activity or lack of activity
Litter in the community
We are committed to providing a strong focus on managing littering and illegal dumping within the community and our council area.
Some of the commonly encountered areas of local nuisance covered include noise, odours, smoke, fumes or dust, animals and insects.