Lo­cal law changes in­vite pub­lic com­ment

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

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.”

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