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Local Laws Under Review

View information about local laws are currently under review below.

Open Fires in the City of Logan

From August to September 2015, feedback was sought from the community regarding further possible exemptions in relation to Open Fires in the City of Logan. After reviewing this feedback and working closely with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), Council was able to proceed with amendments to Local Law No. 10 (Public Health) 1999 and Subordinate Local Law No. 10.1 (Public Health) 1999.

In October 2015, Council then requested formal submissions on the amended local laws. This feedback was again considered in consultation with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and resulted in a Council resolution to amend the local law. Council believes these amendments reflect the needs of our community and provide a common sense approach to the lighting of fires, particularly around property maintenance.

It is important to note that a fire still requires a permit under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 if the material to be consumed exceeds 2 metres in height, length or width. Fires are prohibited during a total fire ban period or during a State of Fire Emergency.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act 2009, the Logan City Council made Amending Local Law No. 1 (Local Law No. 10 (Public Health) 1999) 2015 and Amending Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Subordinate Local Law No. 10.1 (Public Health) 1999) 2015 by resolution on 27 January 2016. The object of Amending Local Law No. 1 (Local Law No. 10 (Public Health) 1999) 2015 is to amend Local Law No. 10 (Public Health) 1999 to—

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

(b)  amend the circumstances when a fire lit or maintained in the open air on premises is deemed to be a nuisance; and

(c)  amend what the local government may specify in a subordinate local law.

The object of Amending Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Subordinate Local Law No. 10.1 (Public Health) 1999) 2015 is to amend Subordinate Local Law No. 10.1 (Public Health) 1999 to insert requirements with which a fire must comply so that it is not deemed to be a nuisance.

Consolidated Versions of Local Laws

Council has, by resolution dated 27 January 2016, adopted a consolidated version of the following:

(a) Local Law No. 10 (Public Health) 1999

(b) Subordinate Local Law No. 10.1 (Public Health) 1999

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.