Local law changes invite public comment
COUNCIL is reviewing local laws which govern verge gardens, real estate signage, permissible fires, high risk activities for works on a road and dog off-leash areas – and is inviting the community to have its say.
Governance and Customer Service Portfolio councillor Ted Hungerford said local laws are statutory instruments of law which provide for the good governance of the many diverse communities within the Sunshine Coast region.
“The proposed local law contains a number of amendments, including a new framework for the management of verge gardens; provisions for permissible fires that are aligned with council’s Planning Scheme; greater clarity and flexibility for short-term placement of real estate signage; increased public liability for high-risk activities for road works; and a number of newly established dog off-leash areas as well as minor changes to existing dog off-leash areas,” Cr Hungerford said.
The community consultation period for the council’s proposed local law changes will run until March 3, 2019.
“This will involve targeted consultation with local parties who are affected by these proposed local law amendments as well as opportunities for local community members to provide written feedback on council’s ‘have your say’ webpage and public notifications,” Cr Hungerford said.
“Council encourages all Sunshine Coast residents to have a say on these proposed local law changes. You can find out more about these proposed local law changes and submit your feedback via council’s website or call 5475 7272 for more information.”