All persons living within a community must abide by certain guidelines or laws in order to ensure:
- The wellbeing and safety of each individual
- Maintenance of a healthy natural environment for both current and future community members
Council refers to two current Local Laws:
Community Safety and the Environment - Local Law No. 1
The Local Law No. 1 outlines regulation governing:
- Public Health
- Liquor consumption
- Offensive behaviours
Local Law No. 1 outlines permits and procedures required, as well as the relevant fines for infringement of these procedures
- To enhance public safety and community amenity
- Provide for the peace, order and wellbeing of people within the municpal district
Guidelines are set in place that:
- Prohibit, regulate or control activities which may be unsafe or detrimental to the quality of life in the environment
- Facilitate the provision of general public health and other community services
- Control nuisances, noise, odour and smoke emissions to the environment of life, the health of natural resources and the safety and welfare of community members
Full details of how this law governs a particular area are provided via the link below.
Meeting Procedures - Local Law No. 4
- To provide fair and consistent procedures that must be followed by Council
- Govern the timing of announcements of Council meetings
- The Correct order of meetings
- The correct procedure for elections, voting and nominating
- A range of other procedures that Council must routinely follow to make decisions that are considered fair and valid
For full details of how this law governs Meeting Procedures please refer to the link below.
Have your say on Mitchell's Local Law Review
Animals, public health, roads, liquor consumption, vegetation, graffiti, noise, waste and other matters of community wellbeing will be the topics of discussion as Council prepares to review the Community and Environment Local Law No.1.
Local Laws are often adopted to protect public health, safety, or amenity in a municipality. They are designed to ensure that the actions of an individual; or group do not have a negative or undesirable impact on the rest of the community.
Mitchell Shire Council will be seeking community feedback as it reviews the Local Law on early 2013. You will have a chance to contribute your views.
Look out for regular updates in the local newspaper and Council's website.
The current Local Law is available to download from Council's website below or by contacting Customer Service on 5734 6200.