Local Law 4 – Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads

The purpose of the local law and subordinate local law is to protect the health and safety of persons using local government controlled land, facilities, infrastructure and roads and to preserve features of the natural and built environment in these areas.

Council at the General Meeting held 19 June 2019, resolved to amend Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2015.  Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2015 notification of change provides details of the amendments and their effective dates.

Council at the General Meeting held 3 April 2019, resolved to amend Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2015 and Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2015. Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2015 [PDF 0.3MB] and Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2015 [PDF 0.3MB]  notification of change provides details of the amendments and their effective dates. 

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These local laws are also available for download from the State Government Local Laws database.

What the local law regulates

The law imposes requirements to manage or provide for:

  • access to local government areas and facilities
  • the prohibition or restriction of particular activities and conduct on local government controlled areas or roads
  • the imposition of fencing standards for properties adjoining a road
  • miscellaneous matters affecting roads.

Prescribed activities regulated

The local law and subordinate local law prescribe activities and conduct which are prohibited or restricted on local government controlled areas. General prohibitions apply to all areas and specific prohibitions apply to regulate conduct in local government controlled areas such as:

  • roads
  • cemeteries
  • parks and reserves
  • boat ramps and landings
  • swimming pools
  • accommodation parks
  • Council offices and depots.