Legislation, Local Laws and Policies

Local Laws

Local Laws are laws that govern what happens on land owned or managed by the City, and occasionally on privately owned land within the City's boundaries. 

To search through the City's Local Laws, please click below. If you have questions about any of these laws please give our Governance team a call on 9272 0622 or email

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Policies are rules or principles that guide our staff and community in all kinds of decision making. To search through the City's policies please click below. If you have questions about any of these please give our Governance team a call on 9272 0622 or email

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In 2017 the State Government of Western Australia announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995. You can find out more about this here.

As a part of this review, on 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by Parliament. 

The Local Government Act 1995 provides the framework for local governments within Western Australia. The Local Government Act 1995 is an outdated piece of legislation. While there have been amendments since it was introduced in 1995, there have not been substantial amendments to reflect the changing expectations of the community or the advances in technology.

Local Government AcT 1995

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