SUPPORTING LINKS: 2s3qm73gqhw919gp1j6d3qtl-wpengine.netdna-ssl. com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/mcgrathnicol_ icp.pdf Nicholasst.com.au/ Ipswichfirst.com.au/the-fences-are-down-and- nicholas-street-is-officially-open-for-business/ Ipswichfirst.com.au/retail-precinct-will-benefit- ipswich-community-for-years-to-come/ Ipswichfirst.com.au/new-contract-to-provide- retail-and-entertainment-premises-in-nicholas- street-precinct/ Ipswichfirst.com.au/timeline-for-ipswich-cbds- nicholas-st-redevelopment/ Ipswichfirst.com.au/nicholas-st-update-core-of- new-council-administration-building-takes-shape/ Ipswichfirst.com.au/time-lapse-reveals-pace-of- change-in-nicholas-st-precinct/ Ipswichfirst.com.au/nicholas-st-step-closer- becoming-road/ Ipswichfirst.com.au/new-cinema-complex-and- indoor-go-kart-track-part-of-plans-for-ipswich- cbd-redevelopment/ 3.10 LOCAL LAWS Each local government across Queensland operates with a range of Local Laws prepared and approved under the Local Government Act 2009 (sections 26 to 38). It is entirely reasonable for residents and ratepayers to expect that local laws are reviewed regularly by your council to determine whether they need updating in accordance with public expectation, public interest, or whether the situation they were designed to address has changed. BEFORE ADMINISTRATION The most recent review of local laws was conducted in 2013. At that time, there were 52 local laws and subordinates. Much has changed since then, in terms of both legislative environment and community expectations. WHAT WE DID Council reviewed its current suite of local laws in early 2019 to ensure they were relevant and contemporary for the city. Ten local laws and eight subordinate local laws were reviewed, resulting in two local laws and one subordinate local law being repealed.
Public consultation and State Government interest checks were conducted on the proposed changes resulting in the amended local laws commencing on 1 November 2019.
Some of the key changes included:
The local law relating to election signage was modified to eliminate a requirement for approval and payment of a bond by candidates in order to erect signs; New local laws are in place to ensure good behaviour at pools, libraries and other council facilities; Building owners are now given 14 days to clean graffiti from their premises; Pet day care is now licensed, classified as the temporary minding of up to 10 animals at a premises; People can no longer take dogs into some managed conservation estates and nature reserves. NOW Community members can expect its council’s local laws to reflect contemporary approaches to ensuring the city is safe, clean and well-managed. They can expect that native flora and fauna is better protected, that pet care is better managed, and that parking areas are more clearly defined. Council staff are now expected to effectively police and manage the regulation of local laws under their jurisdiction. The incoming mayor and councillors can expect a manageable list of local laws which are contemporary and relevant. SUPPORTING LINKS: Ipswich.qld.gov.au/business/laws-and-permits-for- businesses/local_laws/local_law_making Ipswichfirst.com.au/big-changes-proposed-for- some-local-laws/ There are new parking areas; and