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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:

  • Noise
  • Odours
  • Smoke, fumes or dust
  • Animals and insects
  • Insanitary conditions on-premises
  • Unsightly conditions on-premises, caused by human activity or lack of activity

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