Dates for local laws community workshops announced

FRASER Coast residents will be given the chance to have their say during a review of local laws covering everyday issues like animal management, parking, beach safety and waste management in the region.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council will host a series of community workshops on the review of local laws.
PHOTO: File / Shaun Ryan.

The existing local laws were made in December 2011.

Fraser Coast Division 6 Councillor David Lewis said it was timely to review the laws to ensure they met community expectations and were user-friendly.

“Local laws help make our communities safer and better places to live and work,” he said.

“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.

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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.

Council has established a dedicated web page and will be running four free community workshops in late July.

Cr Lewis urged as many people as possible to attend the workshops to have their say on local laws.

Registration is essential as catering will be provided.

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Local laws review community workshops:

  • Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, Pialba, Monday 26 July, 5.30pm – 8pm
  • Brolga Theatre Foyer, Maryborough, Tuesday 27 July, 5.30pm – 8pm
  • Tiaro Memorial Hall, Wednesday 28 July, 5.30pm – 8pm
  • Torbanlea Community Hall, Thursday 29 July, 5.30pm – 8pm

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This initial round of community engagement on local laws will run for more than two months, with an online survey to be open from 22 July to 19 August 2021.

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