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New 10-year Community Local Law unveiled

A new Community Local Law will take effect from 1 July 2024.

The updated local law addresses crucial issues like fire safety, animal welfare and public behaviour, and is designed to support people to live harmoniously in their community.

Key changes include:

· Allowing the responsible use of recreational fire pits

· Restricting long-term parking of trailers, caravans and boats on nature strips and roads.

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the new Community Local Law was developed following extensive consultation with the local community.

“More than 2,000 residents provided their feedback and helped us shape the new 10-year law. It takes a balanced approach that promotes safety, personal freedom and community responsibility,” she said.

It will also empower Council to address concerns about illegal dumping, manage derelict buildings and reinforce dog-attack laws.

The updated Local Law has been produced in a new accessible easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format.

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