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Local Laws Under Review

A local law is a law made by an individual council in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009. A council can make local laws in response to particular issues in its local government area and to ensure the good rule and government of its area.

New local laws were introduced in 2013 and council recently reviewed those laws to ensure they remain relevant and contemporary. The review resulted in some minor amendments and we would like to hear what the community thinks about the amended local laws for our city.

Most of the changes were operational in nature and included an update of legislative references. The consultation period was from 6.00am Wednesday 17th July 2019 until 6.00am Wednesday 7th August 2019 and has now closed.

The process for making amendments to the local laws and subordinate laws is determined by the Ipswich City Council Local Law Making Process Policy and comprises four stages:

Where We Are NowStage Planned Date
2019
Local Law Review Description
  1 June-July

Development of proposed amendments to local laws and subordinate local laws: council is currently reviewing and considering what changes can be made to improve existing local laws and subordinate laws.

2 July-August

Community consultation on proposed amendments to local laws and subordinate local laws: your opportunity to provide feedback on any proposed changes to the existing local laws and subordinate local laws.

3 August-
September

Amending the local laws and subordinate local laws: once council has received your feedback we will consider any further changes before finalising the amended local laws and subordinate local laws.

  4 October

Publication of the amended local laws and subordinate local laws: when council is satisfied with any changes to the local laws and subordinate local laws the documents will be finalised and made publicly available.


Proposed Amendments

Local LawSubordinates Proposed Local Law Amendments
Local Law No. 1 (Administration) (PDF, 265.4 KB) n/a

Local Law No. 1 (Administration) Review Information Sheet (PDF, 35.7 KB)
Local Law (Amending) Local Law No.1 (Administration) 2019 (PDF, 121.1 KB)

Local Law No. 2 (Council Meetings) (PDF, 198.3 KB)Subordinate Local Law No. 2.1 (Council Meetings)
(PDF, 190.9 KB)

Local Law No. 2 (Council Meetings) Review Information Sheet (PDF, 32.4 KB)
Local Law (Repealing) Local Law No.2 (Council Meetings) 2019 (PDF, 16.1 KB)

Local Law No. 3 (Commercial Licensing) (PDF, 254.6 KB)Subordinate Local Law No. 3.1 (Commercial Licensing)
(PDF, 293.8 KB)

Local Law No. 3 (Commercial Licensing) Review Information (PDF, 43.1 KB)
Local Law (Amending) Local Law No.3 (Commercial Licensing) 2019 (PDF, 110.4 KB)

Note: Anti-competitive provisions have been identified for the amendments.
Public interest test plan - Local Law (Amending) Local Law No. 3 (Commercial Licensing) 2019 (PDF, 288.3 KB)
Subordinate Local Law (Amending) Subordinate Local Law No.3.1 (Commercial Licensing) 2019 (PDF, 375.8 KB)

Note: Anti-competitive provisions have been identified for the amendments.
Public interest test plan - Subordinate Local Law (Amending) Subordinate Local Law No. 3.1 (Commercial Licensing) 2019 (PDF, 286.2 KB)

Local Law No. 4 (Permits) (PDF, 223.5 KB) n/a

Local Law No. 4 (Permits) Review Information Sheet (PDF, 35.6 KB)
Local Law (Amending) Local Law No.4 (Permits) 2019 (PDF, 122.7 KB)

Note: Anti-competitive provisions have been identified for the amendments.
Public interest test plan - Local Law (Amending) Local Law No. 4 (Permits) 2019 (PDF, 276.6 KB)

Local Law No. 5 (Parking) (PDF, 195.6 KB)Subordinate Local Law 5.1 (Parking)
(PDF, 2.2 MB)

Local Law No. 5 (Parking) Review Information Sheet (PDF, 47.1 KB)
Local Law (Amending) Local Law No.5 (Parking) 2019 (PDF, 72.1 KB)
Subordinate Local Law (Amending) Subordinate Local Law No.5.1 (Parking) 2019 (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Local Law No. 6 (Animal Management) (PDF, 281.8 KB)Subordinate Local Law No. 6.1 (Animal Management)
(PDF, 581.6 KB)

Local Law No. 6 (Animal Management) Review Information Sheet (PDF, 45.3 KB)
Local Law (Amending) Local Law No.6 (Animal Management) 2019 (PDF, 126.8 KB)
Subordinate Local Law (Amending) Subordinate Local Law No.6.1 (Animal Management) 2019 (PDF, 61.2 KB)

Local Law No. 7 (Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) (PDF, 235.9 KB)Subordinate Local Law No. 7.1 (Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads)
(PDF, 185.4 KB)

Local Law No. 7 (Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) Review Information Sheet (PDF, 42.6 KB)
Local Law (Amending) Local Law No.7 (Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2019 (PDF, 125.1 KB)
Subordinate Local Law (Amending) Subordinate Local Law No.7.1 (Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2019 (PDF, 177.7 KB)

Local Law No. 8 (Nuisances and Community Health and Safety) (PDF, 235.3 KB)Subordinate Local Law No. 8.1 (Nuisances and Community Health and Safety)
(PDF, 179.6 KB)

Local Law No. 8 (Nuisances and Community Health and Safety) Review Information Sheet (PDF, 46.6 KB)
Local Law (Amending) Local Law No.8 (Nuisances and Community Health and Safety) 2019 (PDF, 78.6 KB)
Subordinate Local Law (Amending) Subordinate Local Law No.8.1 (Nuisances and Community Health and Safety) 2019 (PDF, 43.2 KB)

Local Law No. 25 (Extractive Industries) (PDF, 112.2 KB) n/a

Local Law No. 25 (Extractive Industries) (PDF, 38.8 KB)
Local Law (Repealing) Local Law No.25 (Extractive Industries) (PDF, 16.0 KB)

Local Law No. 49 (Vegetation Management) (PDF, 74.2 KB)

Local Law Policy No. 49A (Permitted Damage)
(PDF, 90.0 KB)

Local Law Policy No. 49B (Management Policies)
(PDF, 72.5 KB)

Local Law No. 49 (Vegetation Management) Review (PDF, 42.6 KB)
Local Law (Amending) No.49 (Vegetation Management) 2019 (PDF, 95.1 KB)
Subordinate Local Law No.49.1 (Protection of Important Vegetation) 2019 (PDF, 40.9 KB)


Have Your Say

The consulting period has now closed.

Please note:

  • You will not be personally identifiable in any reports that come out of consultation.
  • Submissions received by council that are properly made will be published anonymously on council's website during Stage 4 of council’s Local Law Making Process (see more information below).
  • Once finalised, amendments are expected to take effect by the end of 2019.

More Information

For enquiries regarding the consultation contact council via phone on (07) 3810 7990, email locallawreview@ipswich.qld.gov.au or visit the counter at council's Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich during office hours.