Local Laws

Under the Local Government Act 2009, Council has powers to make and enforce Local Laws. Our Local Laws reflect community needs to ensure safety, harmony and good rule. They govern such things as parking, the use of Council controlled areas, swimming pools, advertising and animal management.

To provide a summary, Council has prepared a Register of Local Laws. Alternatively you may read each Local Law located below:

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Public Consultation Notice

Charters Towers Regional Council (Council) adopted local laws in 2011. As part of monitoring the effectiveness and convenience of these local laws, Council is proposing several amendments to ensure the good rule of the local government area.

Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2021

The purpose of proposed Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2021 is to:

Repeal and consolidate the following subordinate local laws into the proposed local law:

  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.1 (Alteration or Improvement to Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.2 (Commercial Use of Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.3 (Establishment or Occupation of a Temporary Home) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.4 (Installation of Advertising Devices) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.6 (Operation of Camping Grounds) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.7 (Operation of Cane Railways) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.8 (Operation of Caravan Parks) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.9 (Operation of Cemeteries) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.10 (Operation of Public Swimming Pools) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.11 (Operation of Shared Facility Accommodation) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.12 (Operation of Temporary Entertainment Events) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.12 (Operation of Temporary Entertainment Events) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.13 (Undertaking Regulated Activities regarding Human Remains) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.14 (Undertaking Regulated Activities on Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.15 (Carrying Out Works on a Road or Interfering with a Road or its Operation) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.18 (Bringing or Driving a Motor Vehicle onto a Local Government Controlled Area) 2011;
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1.19 (Parking Contrary to an Indication on an Official Traffic Sign Regulating Parking by Time or Payment of a Fee) 2011; and
  • Local Law Policy No.P24 (Gates and Grids); and

Make amendments to account for current laws and policy when granting approvals for certain activities.

Amending Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Miscellaneous Subordinate Local Laws) 2021

The purpose of proposed Amending Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Miscellaneous Subordinate Local Laws) 2021 is to make amendments to each of the following subordinate local laws:

Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 to:

  • amend the form of identification required for dogs in certain circumstances;
  • restrict the type of animal that may be disposed of without an auction or tender;
  • amend the requirements and standards for keeping animals;
  • specify public locations where animals are prohibited;
  • designate dog off-leash areas;
  • amend the criteria for declared dangerous animal;
  • amend the conditions for the sale of animals;
  • amend the definitions in section 15; and
  • correct formatting and renumbering inaccuracies.

Subordinate Local Law No. 3 (Community and Environmental Management) 2011 to: 

  • amend the meaning of community safety hazards;
  • amend the definitions in schedule 7; and
  • correct formatting and renumbering inaccuracies.

Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011 to:

  • amend what are prohibited and restricted activities;
  • amend the conditions in relation to motor vehicle access areas;
  • change the opening hours for some local government controlled areas;
  • remove the permanent closure of local government controlled areas;
  • better identify some local government controlled areas;
  • amend the definitions in schedule 7; and
  • correct formatting and renumbering inaccuracies. 

Subordinate Local Law No. 5 (Parking) 2011 to:

  • declare the entire local government area a traffic area;
  • declare off-street regulated parking areas;  
  • better define who may hold parking permits issued by Council;
  • amend the identification label requirements of commercial vehicles;
  • insert maps of traffic and off-street regulated parking areas;
  • amend the definitions in schedule 4; and
  • correct formatting and renumbering inaccuracies.

Repealing Local Law No. 1 (Miscellaneous Local Laws) 2021

The purpose of proposed Repealing Local Law No. 1 (Miscellaneous Local Laws) 2021 is to repeal:

  1. Local Law No. 1 (Meetings) 2008; and
  2. Local Law (Gates and Grids) 1995.

These Local Laws are being repealed as they are no longer required given the adoption of the Model Local Laws by Council.

PUBLIC INSPECTION AND WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

Public Inspection

During the consultation period, the proposed local laws will be available on Council’s website at https://www.charterstowers.qld.gov.au/forms-and-publications/local-laws.

Copies of the proposed local laws will also be available at Council’s Administrative Centre located at 12 Mosman Street, Charters Towers, QLD, 4820.

Written Submissions

Written submissions are invited commencing on Monday 26 April and end at 4:30pm on Friday 14 May 2021.

Written submissions by any person supporting or objecting to the proposed local laws may be made and given to Council on or before the end date of the consultation period, containing the following content:

  1. the grounds of the submission; and
  2. the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the submissions.

Submissions must be addressed to The Chief Executive Officer and lodged as follows:

  1. At Council’s Administrative Centre located at 12 Mosman Street, Charters Towers, QLD, 4820;
  2. By email at mail@charterstowers.qld.gov.au; or
  3. By post to Charters Towers Regional Council, PO Box 189, Charters Towers, QLD, 4820.

 

Proposed Local Laws

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