Council By-law Review

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Council by-laws are local laws established by councils to deal with issues specific to the relevant council area and to manage the convenience, comfort and safety of the community.

The City of Burnside has seven by-laws that specifically address issues identified as requiring Council management and resourcing.

The Local Government Act 1999 provides that the Council is required to review its by-laws every seven years. By-law No. 1-6 will expire on 1 January 2019 warranting this current review. By-law No. 7 is four years old but is being reviewed now for efficiency and to bring it in-line with the timing

Council by-laws are local laws established by councils to deal with issues specific to the relevant council area and to manage the convenience, comfort and safety of the community.

The City of Burnside has seven by-laws that specifically address issues identified as requiring Council management and resourcing.

The Local Government Act 1999 provides that the Council is required to review its by-laws every seven years. By-law No. 1-6 will expire on 1 January 2019 warranting this current review. By-law No. 7 is four years old but is being reviewed now for efficiency and to bring it in-line with the timing of the original six By-laws.

Part of the review process is to seek feedback on these by-laws from our community.

The By-laws that Council is reviewing include:

By-law No. 1 - Permits and Penalties

To provide for a permit system, to fix maximum and continuing penalties for breaches of Council by-laws, to clarify the construction of such by-laws and to repeal by-laws.

By-law No. 2 - Moveable Signs

To protect visual amenity and public safety on roads and footpaths by setting standards for moveable signs and regulating their appearance and placement in a manner which recognises the advertising needs of businesses to maximise economic viability.

By-law No. 3 - Local Government Land

For the management and regulation of the use of and access to local government land owned by, or under the care, control and management of, the Council (other than streets and roads), including the prohibition and regulation of particular activities on such local government land.

By-law No. 4 - Roads

For the management, control and regulation of activities on roads in the Council's area.

By-law No. 5 - Dogs

To limit the number of dogs kept on premises and for the management and control of dogs in the Council's area.

By-law No. 6 - Waste Management

To regulate and control the removal of domestic, recyclable and green organic waste from premises, for the prevention and suppression of nuisances, and for regulating the management of Council property.

By-law No. 7 - Lodging Houses

For controlling, licensing, inspecting, and regulating lodging houses.

How can I give feedback?

By providing a written submission by 5 pm Monday 30 July 2018.

Copies of the proposed By-laws are available for inspection at the Civic Centre Customer Service Desk located at 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore, during ordinary office hours.

Alternatively they can be downloaded from Council's website at www.burnside.sa.gov.au or above right in the engage.burnside Document Library.

Submissions are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Burnside, and are to be marked 'Submission - Draft By-laws' by:

  • post to PO Box 9, Glenside SA 5065
  • by fax to 8366 4299
  • by email to burnside@burnside.sa.gov.au

Submissions can also be made online via the Email Us tab below.

Email Us - Council By-law Review

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