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General Local Laws

Proposed General Local Law 2018

The Glenelg Shire Council has reviewed the General Local Law 2008 and has resolved its intention to replace it by making a new General Local Law 2018. Prior to adoption Council is providing people affected by the proposed Local Law an opportunity to make a submission as required under section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989.
Submissions on the proposed Local Law must be received on or before Thursday 30 November 2017.

Purpose & General Purport
This Local Law is ultimately aimed to protect the amenity of the municipality and the health and safety of the community. This is not simply about compliance but about creating an environment that is equitable and fair where residents, businesses and visitors alike can participate in the community with mutual respect and enjoyment.
The purpose and general purport of the proposed Local Law are to provide for:
• peace, order and good government of the municipality;
• a safe and healthy environment so that the community within the municipality can enjoy a quality of life that meets expectations;
• the safe and fair use and enjoyment of public places;
• the protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality;
• fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land;
• protection of assets vested in, controlled or owned by Council; and
• uniform and fair administration and exercise of Council powers and functions of this Local Law.

The main parts include:
• Part 2 – Environment
• Part 3 – Animals
• Part 4 – Roads and Council Land
• Part 5 – Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites
• Part 6 – Administration
• Part 7 - Enforcement

If you would like to have your say on the Proposed General Local Law head over to the Your Say Glenelg Page and make a submission by clicking here


Infringement Notices may be issued by Local Laws Officers for a range of offences, including breaches of Glenelg Shire Council's General Local Law 2008.

Persons who receive an infringement may:

  • Pay the infringement;
  • Have the matter referred directly to Court for consideration. This must be requested by contacting Council in writing; or
  • Refer the matter to the Glenelg Shire Council Review Panel if there are extenuating circumstances surrounding the issuing of the infringement. (link to Infringement Review Application Form below)

Impounded Livestock

In addition to dogs and cats Council Officers are frequently called upon to impound cattle, sheep and horses that are found to be wandering at large.
The officers will, where possible, identify and contact the stock owner to inform them that their stock is out.
If ownership identification is not able to be made, the stock will be impounded and may be held for 7 days.
An advertisement will be placed in the local papers describing the stock impounded and advising that if not claimed within 7 days, and all necessary fees paid, the stock may be sold by auction at a date, time & location stated in the before mentioned advertisement.

Applications for an infringement review must be in writing and only one review request per offence is allowed. You are required to provide a copy of your original infringement notice with your application documentation.

If you have received an Infringement Notice which you believe to be unfair or unjust due to extenuating circumstances and wish to have the infringement reviewed, download the Infringement Review Application Form by clicking on the link below.

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