Proposed local laws

Local laws made by local governments are a form of delegated legislation and as such are subject to Parliamentary scrutiny and must therefore follow a creation process.

The process for making or amending a local law is provided for under the Local Government Act 1995. This includes Council firstly making a decision to advertise a proposed local law for a six week period for the purposes of obtaining public comment. Following that period Council will consider the submissions made and the decide whether to make the local law or not.

Following Council’s decision to make a local law the Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (a specialist Parliamentary Committee comprised of Government and Opposition Members) examines the local law on behalf of the Parliament. This Committee can approve local laws or make recommendations to Parliament that a local law be disallowed.

Proposed local laws being advertised for comment

There is currently one local law being advertised for public comment, as follows: