Shire of Yilgarn Local Laws

Posted on: Friday, 7 April 2017 at 12:03:53 PM

Shire of Yilgarn

Local Government Act 1995

Adoption of Local Laws

The Council of the Shire of Yilgarn resolved on 16 March 2017 to adopt the following local laws:

 a) Repeal Local Law (2017)

PURPOSE:    To repeal superfluous, defunct and obsolete local laws.

EFFECT:       To allow more efficient and effective local government by removing outdated local laws from the public record.

 b) Dogs Local Law (2017)

PURPOSE:   To make provisions about the impounding of dogs, to control the number of dogs that can be kept on premises and the manner of keeping those dogs and to prescribe areas in which dogs are prohibited and dog exercise areas.

EFFECT: To extend the controls over dogs which exist under the Dog Act 1976

 c) Fencing Local Law (2017)

PURPOSE: To prescribe a sufficient fence and the standard for the construction of fences throughout the district.

EFFECT: To establish the minimum requirements for fencing within the district.

 d) Local Government (Council Meetings) Local Law (2017)

PURPOSE: To provide rules and guidelines which apply to the conduct of meetings of the Council and its committees and to meetings of electors.

EFFECT: To result in:

a)  better decision-making by the Council and committees;

b)  the orderly conduct of meetings;

c)  better understanding of the process of conducting meetings; and

d)  the more efficient and effective use of time at meetings.

A copy of the local laws may be inspected at or obtained from the Shire’s office at 23 Antares Street, Southern Cross, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, and at the Southern Cross Library  located at the Community Resource Centre during normal opening times.

These local laws were gazetted on 24th March 2017 and will come into operation on 7th April 2017

Brian Jones

Chief Executive Officer


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