Thanks for letting us know what you think about our local laws (by-laws).
We had 61 online submissions and 946 views to the page, plus numerous face-to-face conversations at two pop-up consultations. We appreciate you taking the time!
We'll use your feedback to create draft by-laws, which we'll consult on in mid-2022.
In the meantime, click through the images below to see what we heard, scroll down further to read, or click the attachment in the Links and Documents section.
Here's what we heard
Local laws: what we heard from you
Camping | There is support to explore the opportunities to facilitate camping on council land in specified locations with rules.
Golf | 61% of the respondents think golf should not be played in council reserves.
Bin collection | 42% believe bins should be returned to the property the same day as collection, with 47% the end of the next day.
Special events | 93% agree that permission should be granted for special events on council land, either with or without specified rules. When asked how many people should be allowed to attend before permission is required, the results vary with 27% support permission for all special events, 27% for 50 people and 16% for 2 people.
Kite-surfing or kite-buggies | 58% of the respondents support allowing kite-surfing or kite-buggies in specified areas without a permit.
Roosters | 44% believe we should introduce a permit system to keep roosters.
Dogs | 66% believe that 2 dogs should be allowed to be kept on a property before permission is required.
Fishing | 65% of the respondents support fishing in council lakes.
Lodging houses | There is support for Council to control lodging houses through a by-law.
By-laws are local-laws created by Council to manage issues specific to areas under our care and control – from pets to waste, trees to signage and boats.
Some by-laws are in place to protect the comfort and safety of our community while others seek to prevent damage to local government land.
We review our by-laws every 7 years to ensure they meet the current needs of our community.
There are some things we cannot create by-laws for example things that are the responsibility of state or federal government.
Learn about our local laws
Did you know? Click on the 'hot-spots' in the image below to find out more about our by-laws
Note: The by-law review process does not include a review into our on- and off-leash rules for dogs. A separate consultation will occur to review this.
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