Local Laws

The Council of the Shire of Gnowangerup resolved on 27 July 2016 to adopt the following local laws:

The purpose and effect of the local laws is as follows:

Animals, Environment and Nuisance Local Law 2016


To provide for the regulation, control and management of animals and the prevention of environmental damage and nuisances within the District.


To establish the requirements with which any person keeping animals, or undertaking activities that have the potential to impact the environment or create nuisance must comply.

Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2016


To make provisions about the organisation, establishment, maintenance and equipment of bush fire brigades.


To align the local law with changes in law and operational practice.

Dogs Local Law 2016


To make provisions about the impounding of dogs, to control the number of dogs that can be kept on premises and the manner of keeping those dogs and to prescribe areas in which dogs are prohibited and dog exercise areas.


To extend the controls over dogs which exist under the Dog Act 1976


Health Local Law 2016


To provide a statutory means to effectively control issues that have the ability to adversely impact on the health and well being of the community.


To allow health related issues to be sufficiently controlled so as to provide an acceptable standard for the maintenance of public health in the community.

Local Government Property Local Law 2016


To regulate the care, control and management of all property of the local government except thoroughfares.


To control the use of local government property. Some activities are permitted only under a permit or under a determination and some activities are restricted or prohibited. Offences are created for inappropriate behaviour in or on local government property.

Standing Orders Local Law 2016


Is to provide the rules for the conduct of meetings of the Council, Committees and electors.


To result in:

(a)   the orderly and effective conduct of meetings;

(b)   greater community understanding of the meeting process;

(c)   better decision making by the Shire; and

(d)   better outcomes from decisions made.

A copy of the adopted local laws may be inspected at or obtained from the Shire of Gnowangerup, 28 Yougenup Road, Gnowangerup 6335 between the hours of 9.00am and 4.30pm.

With the exception of the Health Local Law 2016 which, were gazetted in the Government Gazette on 15 November 2016, all local laws will come into effect on 29 November 2016. The Health Local Law 2016 will come into effect on the 15 November 2016.


Shelley Pike