Local laws

Read the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's local laws regarding issues such as dogs, health, fencing, City property and parking, standing orders for meetings, thoroughfares, trading in public places and urban environments.

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What is a Local Law?

The Local Government Act 1995 empowers local governments to make any local laws they considered necessary for good governance and to perform their functions, as long as they do not conflict with either State or Federal laws.

Public comment must be considered before the proposed laws are accepted.

The maximum penalty that a local law can impose is A$5,000.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's local laws provide the rules and guidelines to allow the City to provide good amenities for residents.

Further inquiries should be directed to:

Governance Coordinator
Tel: (08) 9021 6000
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Dog Local Law

The Dog Local Law 2013 sets out the requirements for keeping dogs in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. This includes:

  • The process for releasing an impounded dog
  • Requirements regarding the confining of a dog and the number of dogs that can   be kept
  • Conditions for keeping a kennel establishment
  • Places where dogs can be exercised and the fact it is an offence for dogs to        excrete in thoroughfares, public places or other land without consent
  • The fines enforcement process for offences under the Dogs Local Law.

An amendment to the Dog Local Law 2013 was advertised in the Kalgoorlie Miner on Saturday 28 June 2014 and a copy of the Amendment is available here:

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Health Local Law

The Health local law 2001 (PDF) provides the rules and guidelines for the health of the community as required under the Health Act 1911. It covers:

  •  Sanitation requirements for toilets at dwellings and outside events
  •  Requirements for bathrooms, laundries and kitchens
  •  Keep a dwelling in a sound and fit condition for use
  •  Home owners to ensure connection to a separate and independent water supply
  •  Requirements for the disposal of liquid waste
  •  Rubbish collection requirements
  •  Burning off requirements
  •  Keeping of animals, birds, poultry and pigeons
  •  Approval for feedlots
  •  Pest control
  •  Handling of infectious diseases
  •  Lodging house requirements
  • Keeping of Horses & Stables

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Fencing Local Law

The Fencing local law 2010 (PDF) provides for the regulation, control and management of fencing in the district of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. It includes:

  • Definition of a “sufficient” fence for residential, commercial and industrial properties, as well as rural lots and special rural lots
  • Agreement between owners of adjoining properties before erecting a dividing fence
  • Fence construction materials
  • Conditions regarding barbed wire fences, broken glass fences and electric fences.

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Local Government Property Local Law

The purpose of the Local government property local law 2010 (PDF) is to ensure that the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s properties are used correctly. It provides information on:

  • Activities that can and cannot be carried out in a building, stadium or similar structure
  • Activities that can and cannot be carried out in an open space such as a park or playing field
  •  Issue of permits
  •  Conditions for liquor and alcohol
  •  Responsibilities of the permit holder
  • How the City deals with unwelcome behaviour on its properties—such as refusing entry at recreation areas and the airport.

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Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law

The purpose of the Parking and parking facilities local law 2009 (PDF) is to ensure:

  •  The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s parking facilities are used correctly
  •   Drivers does not park in a way that will block thoroughfares.

Requirements regarding disabled parking are controlled by the Local Government (Parking for Disabled Persons) Regulations 1988.
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Repeal Local Law

The Repeal Local Law lists those local laws that are now defunct and obsolete. Please Contact us for more information.
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Standing Orders Local Law

The Standing Orders Local Law 2013 provides the rules and guidelines for the conduct of meetings dealing with the business of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council and its committees.

In particular, this Local Law sets out the criteria regarding:

  •  Calling meetings
  •  Business of the meeting
  •  Public access to agenda material
  •  Disclosure of interests
  •  Quorum
  •  Keeping of minutes
  • Conduct of persons at committee meetings, conduct of Members during debate and procedure
  •  for debate of motions
  •  Procedural motions
  •  Effect of procedural motions
  •  Making decisions, implementing decisions, preserving order
  •  Applying the Common Seal.

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Thoroughfares and Trading in Public Places Local Law

The Thoroughfares and trading in public places local law 2000 (PDF) provides the rules and guidelines for the management of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's thoroughfares and public places. It includes:

  • General prohibitions regarding public property, malls, arcades or shopping centres, skateboards, rollerblades or similar devices
  •  Permits for certain works, alcohol and temporary vehicle crossings
  •  Regulations on the use of verges
  •  Requirements for advertising signs
  •  Prohibitions on animals and vehicles left in a public place or City property
  •  Retailers' responsibility for shopping trolleys
  •  Roadside conservation
  •  Permits for trading in a thoroughfare or public place
  •  Conduct of stallholders and traders while trading.

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Urban Environment and Nuisance Local Law

The Urban environment and nuisance local law 2000 (PDF) regulates the following:

  •  Amusements (fair, carnival or show)
  •  Artificial light
  •  Trucks
  •  Disposal of refrigerators.

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