What is happening?

    The City is reviewing its current Local Laws, and has proposed seven new local laws to replace its existing laws. These new laws are based on the Western Australian Association’s model local laws.

    How can I have my say on the proposed local laws?

    The City of Canning welcomes your comments and invites written submissions.  You can have your say by sending a handwritten submission by post, fax or sending an e-mail to customer@canning.wa.gov.au or though this Your say webpage. Submissions are preferred through the Your say webpage.

    What is a Local Law?

    Section 3.5 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) provides the power for local governments to make local laws to help perform their functions. Local Laws (which were once known as ‘By Laws’) are subsidiary legislation, made by Local Governments. Local Laws must not contravene any State or Federal Act or Regulation, and in the event of any inconsistency, the Act or Regulation will override the Local Law to the extent of the inconsistency.

    Where can I view the City’s current Local Laws

    These can be viewed on the City’s website, under the Governance tab at; https://www.canning.wa.gov.au/about-us/council-business/governance-and-privacy/local-laws 

    Where can I view the proposed Local Laws?

    A copy of the proposed local law may be inspected at or obtained from the City’s office at 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington between 8.15am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and at Riverton, Willetton, Cannington and Bentley public libraries between 9:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. 

    Next Steps - Considering Submissions

    After the last day for submissions, the City will consider any submissions made and may make the Local Law as proposed or make a Local Law that is not significantly different from what was proposed.

    Procedure Where Significant Change in Proposal 

    If during the procedure for making a proposed Local Law the City decides to make a Local Law that would be significantly different from what was first proposed (i.e. what was initially adopted and advertised for public comment), the Local Law making procedure will be re-commenced, which would involve a report to Council to make the proposed local law and a further 6 week consultation period would apply.

    It is anticipated that a further report to Council will be presented late in 2020.