Proposed New Local Laws Community Consultation Proposed New Local Laws Community Consultation

Have your say on animal management, community and environment management, administration and more.

Weipa Town Authority is holding a community consultation to gain feedback on four proposed new Local Laws. The proposed new laws will replace Weipa Township’s existing Local Laws. The consultation period will run from 8th October to 29th October 2018.

While some of the proposed new laws are purely administrative, others will have a direct impact on various members of our community. Below is a list of proposed changes that are most likely to be of public interest, with links to the proposed law.

Proposed New Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2018

Proposed new Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2018 repeals existing Local Law No. 1 (Administration), Local Law No. 5 (Meetings) and Local Law No. 10 (Temporary Homes).

The new law aims to provide a legal and procedural framework for the administration, implementation and enforcement of the Weipa Township’s local laws, subordinate local laws and specified regulatory powers under legislation, and to provide for miscellaneous administrative matters.

The new law will achieve this by:

  • requiring approval before a person can undertake a prescribed activity
  • prescribes the process to obtain such approval, conditions of an approval, renewal, transfer, amendment and cancellation of approvals
  • sets a process for a review of the decisions of authorised persons
  • outlines procedures for enforcement

Also see proposed new Subordinate Local Law No.1 (Administration) 2018.

Proposed New Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2018

Proposed new Local Law No.2 (Animal Management) 2018 repeals existing Local Law No.6 (Keeping and Control of Animals) and Local Law No. 7 (Impounding of Animals).

The new law aims to regulate and manage the keeping and control of animals in the Weipa Township.

The new law will achieve this by:

  • regulating the keeping of animals in terms of how many, what type, how, and where animals can be kept
  • prescribing minimum standards for keeping animals
  • providing for the proper control of animals in public places and koala conservation areas
  • sets requirements the management of dangerous or aggressive animals other than dogs
  • allowing for the seizure and destruction of animals in certain circumstances
  • the establishment and administration of animal pounds

Also see proposed new Subordinate Local Law No.2 (Animal Management) 2018.

Proposed New Law No. 3 (Community and Environment Management) 2018

The purpose of the new Local Law No.3 (Community and Environment Management) 2018 is to protect the environment and public health, safety and amenity within the Weipa Township.

The new law will achieve this by:

  • providing for the elimination or reduction of risks and threats to the environment and public health, safety and amenity
  • dealing with overgrown and unsightly allotments
  • regulating the lighting and maintaining of fires
  • restricting community safety hazards
  • prescribing noise standards

Also see proposed new Subordinate Local Law No.3 (Community and Environment Management) 2018.

Proposed New Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2018

Proposed new Local Law No.4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2018 repeals existing Local Law No. 4 (Libraries) and Local Law No. 9 (Entertainment Venues).

The new law aims to protect the health and safety of persons using Weipa Town Authority controlled land, facilities, infrastructure and roads; and preserve features of the natural and built environment and other aspects of the amenity of local government controlled land, facilities, infrastructure and roads.

The new law will achieve this by:

  • regulating access to local government controlled areas
  • prohibiting  or restricting particular activities on Weipa Town Authority controlled areas or roads
  • makes clear that the local government can temporarily close a Weipa Town Authority controlled area to perform maintenance, protect health and safety and protect cultural or natural resources in the area

Also see proposed new Subordinate Local Law No.4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2018

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