Local Laws Under Review

The following local laws are currently under review:

Open Fires

Consultation on this issue is being undertaken from 26 August 2015 - 18 September 2015. Go to 'Have Your Say' for more information.

Smoke Free Places Local Law

Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act 2009, the Logan City Council made Local Law No. 6 (Smoke Free Places) 2015, Subordinate Local Law No. 6.1 (Smoke Free Places) 2015 and Amending Local Law No. 1 (Administration Local Law) 2015 by resolution on 4 August 2015.

The object of Local Law No. 6 (Smoke Free Places) 2015 is to regulate smoking in a smoke free place to promote a healthy environment and enhance the general amenity and appearance of the local government area through—

(i)      establishing smoke free places; and

(ii)     specifying a penalty for offences in respect of smoking in a smoke free place.

The object of Subordinate Local Law No. 6.1 (Smoke Free Places) 2015 is to assist in the implementation of Local Law No. 6 (Smoke Free Places) 2015 by specifying those matters that are necessary for the implementation of smoke free places in the local government area.

The object of Amending Local Law No. 1 (Administration Local Law) 2015 is to amend Local Law No. 2 (Administration) 2010 to apply to a new local law.

Inspection

Copies of the local laws may be -

(a)     inspected or obtained free of charge at Council's public office at 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central;

(b)     viewed on the website of the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

Election Signs Local Law

Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act 2009, the Logan City Council made Amending Local Law No. 1 (Local Law No. 12 Council Property and Other Public Places Local Law) 2015 and Amending Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Miscellaneous Subordinate Local Laws) 2015 by resolution on 4 August 2015.

The object of Amending Local Law No. 1 (Local Law No. 12 Council Property and Other Public Places Local Law) 2015 is to amend Local Law No. 12 (Council Property and Other Public Places) 2003 to—

(a)     amend the reference to the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990; and

(b)     amend an exemption to the regulation of council property; and

(c)     amend the circumstances when a person must not carry on business on a public place.

The object of Amending Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Miscellaneous Subordinate Local Laws) 2015 is to-

(a)     amend Subordinate Local Law No. 5.1 (Parks, Jetties and Boat Ramps) 2011 to amend the circumstances when a permit is not required for undertaking a prescribed activity; and

(b)     amend Subordinate Local Law No. 9.2 (Election Signs) 1999 to amend the ways in which election signs are regulated; and

(c)     amend Subordinate Local Law No. 11.1 (Interference with Local Government Roads) 2003 to amend the circumstances when a permit is not required for interference with a local government road. 

Anti-Competitive Provisions

The local laws have been identified as having anti-competitive provisions, however, they do not have a significant impact.

Inspection

Copies of the local laws may be -

(a)     inspected or obtained free of charge at Council's public office at 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central;

(b)     viewed on the website of the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.