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Local Laws

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1995
  • BUSH FIRES ACT 1954
  • CAT ACT 2011
  • CEMETERIES ACT 1986
  • DOG ACT 1976

Shire of Kent

Adoption of Local Laws

The Council of the Shire of Kent has adopted following local laws –

  1. Animals, Environment and Nuisance Local Law
  • Purpose – to provide for the regulation, control and management of animals and the prevention of environmental damage and nuisances
  • Effect – to establish the requirements with which any person keeping animals, or undertaking activities that have the potential to impact the environment or create nuisance must comply.
  1. Bush Fire Brigades Local Law
  • Purpose – to make provisions for establishment and roles of officers of Bush Fire Brigades in accordance with the Bush Fires Act
  • Effect – to align the requirements for Bush Fire Brigades with legislation and local practice.
  1. Cemeteries Local Law
  • Purpose – to provide for the management of cemeteries within the district and create offences for non-compliance.
  • Effect – to provide for the management and control of cemeteries.
  1. Dogs Local Law
  • Purpose – to make provisions about the impounding, the number that may be kept on premises, the manner of keeping dogs and create offences for non-compliance.
  • Effect – to repeal existing Dogs Local Law 1998 and provide for the controls of dogs within the district and impose penalties for non-compliance.
  1. Fencing Local Law
  • Purpose – to prescribe a sufficient fence and the standard for construction of fences and create offences for non-compliance.
  • Effect – to establish the minimum requirements for fencing, provide for permitted and prohibited fencing, and create offences for non-compliance.
  1. Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law
  • Purpose – to make provisions for the management of public places, thoroughfares and all local government property
  • Effect – to repeal existing local laws, establish necessary controls for public places, thoroughfares and local government property, provide for permitted and prohibited use and activities, and create offences for non-compliance

A copy of the adopted local laws may be inspected at or obtained from –

These local laws were published in the Government Gazette on 20 November 2023, and come into effect on 5 December 2023.

 

Christie Smith

Chief Executive Officer,

Shire of Kent

24-26 Richmond Street

PO Box 15,

NYABING   6341

www.kent.wa.gov.au