City of Canning Local Law Review

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The City is seeking your feedback on its proposed new Local Laws. At its Ordinary Council Meeting of 17 March 2020 the City of Canning Council approved the commencement of the local law making procedure in accordance with the Local Government Act for seven new local laws, including;

City of Canning Public Health Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed local law is to provide for the regulation of issues that may adversely affect public health or otherwise cause a nuisance. The effect of the proposed local law is the ability to prescribe obligations that apply to the owners or occupiers of land in order to protect public health and the amenity of surrounding residents.

City of Canning Local Government & Public Places Local Law 2020

The purpose of this local law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of activities in public places and thoroughfares and the regulation, control and management of activities and facilities on local government property within the district. The effect of this local law is the control of the use of local government property and activities and trading in thoroughfares and public places. Some activities are permitted only under a licence and some activities are restricted or prohibited. Offences are created for inappropriate behaviour in or on local government property.

City of Canning Waste Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed local law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of waste services, including the use and control of receptacles for the deposit and collection of waste, undertaken by or on behalf of the City within the district. The effect of the proposed local law is to establish the requirements with which any owner or occupier of premises using local government waste services, including the use of receptacles for the deposit and collection of waste within the district, must comply.

City of Canning Fencing Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed local law is to prescribe a sufficient fence and the standard for the construction of fences throughout the district. The effect of the proposed local law is to establish the minimum requirements for fencing within the district.

City of Canning Dog Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed Dog Local Law 2020 is to make provisions about the confinement of dogs, control the number of dogs that can be kept on premises in the district, regulate kennel establishments, and to require removal of dog excreta. The effect of the proposed Dog Local Law 2020 is to extend the controls over dogs which exist under the Dog Act 1976 and Regulations.

City of Canning Cat Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed local law is to provide the City of Canning with measures in addition to those under the Cat Act 2011 to control the keeping of cats. The effect of the proposed local law is the ability to control the number of cats that can be kept, places where cats can be kept and licensing of cat management facilities.

City of Canning Parking Amendment Local Law 2020

The purpose of this local law is to make amendments to the City of Canning Parking Local Law 2010 to make reference to updated Regulations, provide a more flexible definition of sign, make it easier to change or amend parking restrictions, to impose a minimum penalty if a person is found guilty of an offence under the local law and to increase modified penalties. The effect of this local law is to amend the City of Canning Parking Local Law 2010 such that a person parking a vehicle within the parking region is to comply with the provisions of the local law.

Background

The City is required under Section 3.16 of the Local Government Act 1995 to review its local laws every eight years. The proposed new laws being introduced will result in the existing laws (with the exception of the Parking Laws, which are only amended) being repealed.

The objectives of the review were:

  • To reduce red tape by removing unnecessary regulation and streamlining administrative processes.

  • Provide improved interpretation and understanding of the law by making legislation easier to use.

  • Rationalise legislation governing issues where there are important inconsistencies or duplication across statutes.

The City’s current local laws that were reviewed, were:

  • City of Canning Consolidated Local Laws 2000

  • City of Canning Control and Keeping of Cats Local Law 2007

  • City of Canning Health Local Laws 1998

  • City of Canning Parking Local Law 2010.

These laws are publicly available on the City’s website.

Making a submission

The City of Canning welcomes your comments and invites written submissions. You can have your say by sending a handwritten submission by post to Locked bag 80 Welshpool WA 6986, fax 9458 2353 or sending an e-mail to customer@canning.wa.gov.au or though this page.

The City has prepared a brief discussion paper to provide information and questions designed to stimulate thought/discussion when considering the proposed new law and help in understanding of the review process and proposed changes.

Submissions about the proposed local law may be made by Thursday 20 August 2020.

Next steps

The City will collate responses and consider all submissions. Council will be further consulted, and approval must be obtained from the CEO of the Department of Water, Environmental Protection for the final Waste Local Law and the CEO of the Department of Health WA for the Public Health Local Law. Once the submissions are considered, and the final laws drafted and approvals sought, the laws will again be presented to Council for final consideration and Adoption. They are then gazetted and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation for final review.

The City is seeking your feedback on its proposed new Local Laws. At its Ordinary Council Meeting of 17 March 2020 the City of Canning Council approved the commencement of the local law making procedure in accordance with the Local Government Act for seven new local laws, including;

City of Canning Public Health Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed local law is to provide for the regulation of issues that may adversely affect public health or otherwise cause a nuisance. The effect of the proposed local law is the ability to prescribe obligations that apply to the owners or occupiers of land in order to protect public health and the amenity of surrounding residents.

City of Canning Local Government & Public Places Local Law 2020

The purpose of this local law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of activities in public places and thoroughfares and the regulation, control and management of activities and facilities on local government property within the district. The effect of this local law is the control of the use of local government property and activities and trading in thoroughfares and public places. Some activities are permitted only under a licence and some activities are restricted or prohibited. Offences are created for inappropriate behaviour in or on local government property.

City of Canning Waste Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed local law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of waste services, including the use and control of receptacles for the deposit and collection of waste, undertaken by or on behalf of the City within the district. The effect of the proposed local law is to establish the requirements with which any owner or occupier of premises using local government waste services, including the use of receptacles for the deposit and collection of waste within the district, must comply.

City of Canning Fencing Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed local law is to prescribe a sufficient fence and the standard for the construction of fences throughout the district. The effect of the proposed local law is to establish the minimum requirements for fencing within the district.

City of Canning Dog Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed Dog Local Law 2020 is to make provisions about the confinement of dogs, control the number of dogs that can be kept on premises in the district, regulate kennel establishments, and to require removal of dog excreta. The effect of the proposed Dog Local Law 2020 is to extend the controls over dogs which exist under the Dog Act 1976 and Regulations.

City of Canning Cat Local Law 2020

The purpose of the proposed local law is to provide the City of Canning with measures in addition to those under the Cat Act 2011 to control the keeping of cats. The effect of the proposed local law is the ability to control the number of cats that can be kept, places where cats can be kept and licensing of cat management facilities.

City of Canning Parking Amendment Local Law 2020

The purpose of this local law is to make amendments to the City of Canning Parking Local Law 2010 to make reference to updated Regulations, provide a more flexible definition of sign, make it easier to change or amend parking restrictions, to impose a minimum penalty if a person is found guilty of an offence under the local law and to increase modified penalties. The effect of this local law is to amend the City of Canning Parking Local Law 2010 such that a person parking a vehicle within the parking region is to comply with the provisions of the local law.

Background

The City is required under Section 3.16 of the Local Government Act 1995 to review its local laws every eight years. The proposed new laws being introduced will result in the existing laws (with the exception of the Parking Laws, which are only amended) being repealed.

The objectives of the review were:

  • To reduce red tape by removing unnecessary regulation and streamlining administrative processes.

  • Provide improved interpretation and understanding of the law by making legislation easier to use.

  • Rationalise legislation governing issues where there are important inconsistencies or duplication across statutes.

The City’s current local laws that were reviewed, were:

  • City of Canning Consolidated Local Laws 2000

  • City of Canning Control and Keeping of Cats Local Law 2007

  • City of Canning Health Local Laws 1998

  • City of Canning Parking Local Law 2010.

These laws are publicly available on the City’s website.

Making a submission

The City of Canning welcomes your comments and invites written submissions. You can have your say by sending a handwritten submission by post to Locked bag 80 Welshpool WA 6986, fax 9458 2353 or sending an e-mail to customer@canning.wa.gov.au or though this page.

The City has prepared a brief discussion paper to provide information and questions designed to stimulate thought/discussion when considering the proposed new law and help in understanding of the review process and proposed changes.

Submissions about the proposed local law may be made by Thursday 20 August 2020.

Next steps

The City will collate responses and consider all submissions. Council will be further consulted, and approval must be obtained from the CEO of the Department of Water, Environmental Protection for the final Waste Local Law and the CEO of the Department of Health WA for the Public Health Local Law. Once the submissions are considered, and the final laws drafted and approvals sought, the laws will again be presented to Council for final consideration and Adoption. They are then gazetted and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation for final review.

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I believe that poultry & pigeons should not be kept in residential areas as a large health issue arises.They attract rats,mice and millions of blowflies. I also believe that the council should have better control over barking dogs. I have lived at my residence for forty years but the last five or so years have been made very uncomfortable by barking dogs that even after many complaints to the rangers,still continues.It seems to me that the victim of this offensive noise has to jump through hoops to get anything done while the dogs bark on.

Ken 6 days ago