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Review of Council's By-laws

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Port Augusta City Council has reviewed and updated the 8 existing By-laws. A summary of each By-law is provided below.

1. Permits and Penalties By-law

The objectives of this By-law are to provide for the good rule and governance of the Council area by clarifying the construction of Council By-laws, creating a permit system for Council By-laws and providing for the enforcement of breaches of Council By-laws and fixing penalties for offences.

2. Moveable Signs By-law

The Moveable Signs By-law is used to protect the visual amenity and public safety on roads by setting standards for moveable signs on roads and providing conditions for the design, construction and placement of such signs in a manner which recognises the advertising needs of businesses to maximise economic viability.

3. Local Government Land By-law

The objectives of this By-law are to regulate the access to and use of Local Government land (other than roads), and certain public places to protect the convenience, comfort and safety of members of the public and enhance the amenity of the Council’s area, by preventing nuisances and damage to Local Government land.

4. Roads By-law

The objectives of this By-law are to manage, control and regulate the prescribed uses of roads in the Council’s area to protect the convenience, comfort and safety of road users and members of the public. This By-law is to prevent damage to buildings and structures on roads and certain nuisances occurring on roads.

5. Dogs By-Law

The objectives of this By-law are to control and manage dogs in the Council’s area by promoting responsible dog ownership, reducing nuisance caused by dogs, and limiting the number of dogs kept on premises.

6. Waste Management By-law

The Objective of this By-law is to regulate the removal of domestic waste, recyclables and green organic waste from premises in the Council’s area, and to prevent nuisances associated with the storage of domestic waste. This By-law protects the convenience, comfort and safety of members of the public with the purpose of enhancing the amenity of the Council area.

7. Cats By-Law

The objectives of this By-law are to control and manage cats in the Council’s area by promoting responsible cat ownership, reducing nuisance caused by cats, and limiting the number of cats kept on premises.

8. Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden By-law

The objective of this by-law is to ensure the effective management of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden by the Council so it may be enjoyed by the public and appropriately conserved for the benefit of future generations.

Copies of the proposed by-laws are available for inspection at the Civic Centre and Public Library, 4 Mackay Street, Port Augusta and on are available for download below.

Public comments on the By-laws are invited with enquiries or written submission directed to Melissa Kretschmer, Director City Services, PO Box 1704, PORT AUGUSTA SA 5700 or phone (08) 86419100, by 4:00pm on Thursday 30 May 2019. Alternatively, submissions can be emailed to admin@portaugusta.sa.gov.au.

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