How does this local law affect me?
Communities benefit from the protections available under the local law, and should abide by the controls that it contains.
The local law may assist in resolving neighbourhood disputes, or to overcome a cause for local concern, say due to noise, waste, smell or damage to community assets.
What can happen to those who break the local law?
Council’s authorised officers are able to warn, or issue notices to comply or infringement notices, or to prosecute in the Magistrates Court. The local law sets out applicable fines.
Notices issued by authorised officers will set out the processes to be followed by each party, including rights of appeal. It is very important that any enforcement action and appeals received are managed strictly in accordance with the law.