Consultation on By-Laws

Consultation has concluded

Council’s current suite of By-laws expire on 1 January 2019 and, therefore, there is a need to review them and to adopt new By-laws for the subsequent seven years. Draft By-laws have been developed to replace the existing By-laws which are required to undergo an agency and public consultation process as required by the Act.

Council endorsed the following draft By-laws for consultation including, but not limited to, some key changes as described:

 No. 1 – Permits and Penalties

 No. 2 – Moveable Signs

 No. 3 – Local Government Land

 No. 4 – Roads

 No. 5 – Dogs

A new provision has been included in the Dogs By-law in response to smaller property sizes that are appearing in some areas of the Council such as apartments, flats and townhouses. This proposed provision restricts the number of dogs allowed on these types of properties to one without Council permission. The provision has been included so as to minimise the potential for nuisance from dogs housed on small allotments, or within apartments or flats.

The Dogs By-law includes a provision to enable the Council to issue an exemption from compliance with any requirements of the By-law should it see fit to do so. For example, if Council wished to exempt the occupier of a small dwelling from compliance with the one dog limit.

 No. 6 – Cats

A cat nuisance clause has been included and proposed to be effective in the new By-law from on 1 January 2019. The nuisance clause included in the draft By-law is based on the definition of nuisance in the current By-law (that currently only applies to assessment for additional cats) with additional provisions added in relation to native flora and fauna.

The proposed Cats By-law includes from 1 January 2022 that the owner or person responsible for the control of a cat must take steps to ensure that the cat is confined to the premises occupied by that person at all times.

The draft Cats By-law includes the provision for Council to introduce, by resolution, a cat registration scheme at any time in the future.

Drop into a community information session to learn more and to have your say:

Thursday 7 June
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stirling Coventry Library

How can you participate:

You are invited to provide feedback on each of the six By-laws by providing comments in the spaces provided.

You can contact Council on (08) 8408 0400 to discuss the By-laws with relevant officers.

We thank you for your interest.

Please refer to the Document Library for copies of the By-laws and summary fact sheet as well as the Council report. The Frequently Asked Questions summary is also available.


Council’s current suite of By-laws expire on 1 January 2019 and, therefore, there is a need to review them and to adopt new By-laws for the subsequent seven years. Draft By-laws have been developed to replace the existing By-laws which are required to undergo an agency and public consultation process as required by the Act.

Council endorsed the following draft By-laws for consultation including, but not limited to, some key changes as described:

 No. 1 – Permits and Penalties

 No. 2 – Moveable Signs

 No. 3 – Local Government Land

 No. 4 – Roads

 No. 5 – Dogs

A new provision has been included in the Dogs By-law in response to smaller property sizes that are appearing in some areas of the Council such as apartments, flats and townhouses. This proposed provision restricts the number of dogs allowed on these types of properties to one without Council permission. The provision has been included so as to minimise the potential for nuisance from dogs housed on small allotments, or within apartments or flats.

The Dogs By-law includes a provision to enable the Council to issue an exemption from compliance with any requirements of the By-law should it see fit to do so. For example, if Council wished to exempt the occupier of a small dwelling from compliance with the one dog limit.

 No. 6 – Cats

A cat nuisance clause has been included and proposed to be effective in the new By-law from on 1 January 2019. The nuisance clause included in the draft By-law is based on the definition of nuisance in the current By-law (that currently only applies to assessment for additional cats) with additional provisions added in relation to native flora and fauna.

The proposed Cats By-law includes from 1 January 2022 that the owner or person responsible for the control of a cat must take steps to ensure that the cat is confined to the premises occupied by that person at all times.

The draft Cats By-law includes the provision for Council to introduce, by resolution, a cat registration scheme at any time in the future.

Drop into a community information session to learn more and to have your say:

Thursday 7 June
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stirling Coventry Library

How can you participate:

You are invited to provide feedback on each of the six By-laws by providing comments in the spaces provided.

You can contact Council on (08) 8408 0400 to discuss the By-laws with relevant officers.

We thank you for your interest.

Please refer to the Document Library for copies of the By-laws and summary fact sheet as well as the Council report. The Frequently Asked Questions summary is also available.


Comment on By-Laws

Consultation has concluded