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Local Laws

The following Local Laws were adopted by Council on 18 May 2011.

Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2011

The Purpose of this local law is to regulate the care, control and management of all property of the local government except thoroughfares.

The Effect of this local law is to control the use of local government property. Some activities are permitted only under a permit or under a determination and some activities are restricted or prohibited. Offences are created for inappropriate behaviour I or on local government property.

Download this local law here Kent – Activities on thoroughfares Local Law


Cemeteries Local Law 2011

The Purpose of this local law is to provide for the orderly management of all cemeteries within the Shire of Kent district in accordance with established plans and to create offences for inappropriate behaviour within the cemetery grounds.

The Effect of this local law is that all persons engaged in the administration of the cemetery, burying deceased in the cemetery, or otherwise providing services to or making use of the cemetery are to comply with the provisions of this local law.

Download this local law here Kent – Cemeteries Local Law


Dogs Local Law 2011

The Purpose of the local law is to make provisions about the impounding of dogs, to control the number of dogs that can be kept on the premises and the manner of keeping those dogs and to prescribe areas in which dogs are prohibited and dog exercise areas.

The Effect of the local law is to extend the controls over dogs which exist under the Dog Act 1976.

Download this local law here Kent – Dogs Local Law


Extractive Industries Local Law 2011

The purpose of the local law is:

  • Prohibit the carrying on of an extractive industry unless by authority of a licence issued by the Shire;
  • To regulate the carrying on of the extractive industry in order to minimise damage of the environment, roads and other peoples health and property; and
  • To provide for the restoration and reinstatement of any extractive site.

The effect of the local law is that any person wanting to carry on an extractive industry will need to be licensed and will need to comply with the provisions of this local law.

Download this local law here Kent – Extractive Industries Local Law


Fencing Local Law 2011

The Purpose of this local law is to provide a sufficient fence for purposes of the Dividing Fences Act 1961 and to state the materials to be used and safety measures to be taken for some types of fencing.

The Effect of this local law is to enlarge the compliance requirements of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960 in the erection and maintenance of fencing.

Download this local law here Kent – Fencing Local Law


Health Local Law 2011

The Purpose of the local law is to provide a statutory means to effectively control issues that have the ability to adversely impact on the health and well being of the community.

The Effect of the local law is that the legislative power will allow the above-mentioned issues to be sufficiently controlled so as to provide an acceptable standard for the maintenance of public health in the community.

Download this local law here Kent – Health Local law


Local Government Property Local Law 2011

The Purpose of this local law is to regulate the care, control and management of all property of the local government except thoroughfares.

The Effect of this local law is to control the use of local government property. Some activities are permitted only under a permit or under a determination and some activities are restricted or prohibited. Offences are created for inappropriate behaviour I or on local government property.

Download this local law here Kent – Property Local Law


Pest Plant Local Law 2011

The Purpose of this local law is to provide a process for requiring landowners to control and eradicate the prescribed pest plants, Caltrop and Afghan Thistle on their properties.

The Effect of this local law is to control the spread of prescribed pest plants.

Download this local law here Kent – Pest Plants Local Law


Standing Orders Local Law 2011

The Purpose of the local law is to provide for the orderly conduct of meetings of the council and committees, the manner of making an effective petition to the local government and for the safe custody and use of the common seal.

The Effect of the local law is that all council and committee meetings, the manner of making a petition to the local government and the use of the common seal, are to be governed by the standing orders unless otherwise provided in the Act or regulations.

Download this local law here Kent – Standing Orders Local Law