Fraser Coast Regional Council to review local laws

LOCAL laws are coming under the spotlight to determine whether they reflect the current community’s expectations and are easy to understand.

Fraser Coast Deputy Mayor Darren Everard said the review of the local laws would continue to help make the region safer and a better place to live and work.

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Residents are being urged to have their say on local laws covering everyday issues like animal management, parking, beach safety and waste management.

“Our local laws on the Fraser Coast cover a broad range of issues such as how animals can be kept, noise and visual pollution, shopping trolleys outside shopping precincts, car parking, beach safety, and the storage and removal of waste,” explained Cr Everard.

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“It’s important to note that local laws carry penalties which can include compliance notices, on-the-spot fines, infringement notices, court actions and the confiscation of property.

“With many of our local laws having been in place since 2011, Council is conducting a review to ensure the laws reflect current community expectations and are easy to understand,” he said.

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Whether you own a pet or a boat, enjoy camping or events in the park, want to ride a scooter on a footpath or want to put in a new driveway, among other things, local laws are likely to have an impact on your everyday life at some point.

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“We want to hear from the community about what they think is working well with our local laws, what should be changed, what should be removed from our local laws or if there are new local laws we should introduce,” Cr Everard said.

Fraser Coast residents can get involved in the local laws review by registering their interest to attend a stakeholder forum or community workshops in late July.

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You can also complete an online survey that will go live in the coming weeks.

For more details about the local laws review and to register for workshops, click here.

Follow this link for copies of the local laws.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council is responsible for making and enforcing local laws on issues not governed by state or federal laws.

2 thoughts

  1. It is becoming very difficult to actually walk along the beautiful Esplanade Pathway. It is packed with speeding scooters, push bikes, militant dinging cyclists demanding right of way, ebikes, mobility scooters etc and dogs on long leads. It is a bit of a steeplechase and plenty of potential trip and slip incidents, we often have to step off the path to yield to them. Is it possible to widen the walking path and keep a lane just for foot traffic.

    1. Hi Patricia, thank you so much for your response. Sorry to hear walking on the Esplanade has become difficult with all the ‘traffic’ along the way. Like you said, it really is a beautiful attraction. Are there any parts of the Esplanade you find particularly difficult?

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