Council is responsible for planning for the future of the community, and developing strategies and policies to achieve those plans. Council needs to demonstrate strategic vision and leadership by putting in place principles, policies and local laws. A strategic focus helps ensure that the council can plan for and meet the future needs of its community.
Current Local Laws:
- Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places
Covers advertising signs on thoroughfares, obstructive animals, vehicles or shopping trolleys, roadside conservation, trading in public places.
- Bush Fire Brigades
Covers the establishment, organisation and operation of Bush Fire Brigades.
Covers applications for funerals, funeral directors, funerals, burials, memorials and other work.
Covers impounding, fencing requirements, kennel establishments and dogs in public places.
- Extractive Industries
Covers licensing requirements, determination of an application, transfer, cancellation and renewal of license, limitations and obligations of the licensee.
Covers dividing fences, fencing materials, electrified and razor wire fences.
Covers sanitation, housing, waste food and refuse, nuisances, pest control, infectious disease, lodging houses, offensive trades.
Covers parking, parking stations, stopping in zones for particular vehicles.
- Standing Orders
Covers meetings of Council, presiding member and quorum, business of a meeting, public participation, questions and conduct by members, preserving order, debate of substantive motions, procedural motions, disclosure of interests, voting, minutes, adjournments, revoking or changing decisions, suspension of standing orders, committees, meetings of electors.