Adoption of Local Laws January 2019

The following local laws will come into effect on 1 February 2019.

Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Amendment Local Law 2018

The purpose is to remove matters from the City of Rockingham Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2001 that can be better dealt with by other means.
The effect is that the City of Rockingham Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Amendment Local Law 2001 is amended.

 

Cats Local Law 2018

The purpose is to set a ‘standard number’ of cats that may be kept on premises.
The effect is that people must not keep more than the standard number of cats unless provided for by the local law, the Cat Act, or its associated regulations.

 

Dogs Amendment Local Law 2018

The purpose is to remove matters from the City of Rockingham Dogs Local Law 2000 that are dealt with by other legislation.
The effect is that the City of Rockingham Dogs Local Law 2000 is amended.

 

Pest Plants Amendment Local Law 2018

The purpose is to add certain plants to Schedule 1 of the City of Rockingham Pest Plants Local Law 2000.
The effect is that the plants added to the schedule are prescribed as pest plants.

 

Repeal and Amendment Local Law 2018

The purpose is to repeal the City of Rockingham Extractive Industries Local Law 2000; and to amend the City of Rockingham Cemeteries Local Law 2000 and the City of Rockingham Health Local Law 1996.
The effect is that the City of Rockingham Extractive Industries Local Law 2000 is repealed; ‘authorised person’ is replaced with ‘authorised officer’ in the City of Rockingham Cemeteries Local Law 2000 and the provisions contained in the City of Rockingham Health Local Law 1996 relating to bee keeping are repealed.

 

Sand Drift Local Law 2018

The purpose of this local law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of site erosion, sand and dust on land within the City.
The effect is that owners and occupiers of land are required to take practicable measures to prevent erosion and the movement and escape of sand and dust.

The above local laws may be inspected at the City of Rockingham Administration Building and libraries during normal office hours and at Local laws, Council policies and delegations.

Firebreak Inspections to Start Dec 3rd

Firebreak Inspections to Start Dec 3rd

From Monday 3 December 2018 the City of Rockingham will begin firebreak inspections in accordance with the City’s Fire Control Notice 2018/2019.

Ahead of inspections all owners/occupiers of property in the City have been encouraged to check they comply with the Fire Control Notice.

The inspection program is part of a nationwide effort to reduce the incidents and impact of unplanned fire. A fire control notice outlines the fire prevention measures property owners are required by law to undertake. The notice plays an important role in preventing or limiting the outbreak of fires, and penalties can apply if notices are not followed.

Mayor Barry Sammels said residents have until November 30 to carry out necessary fire prevention works on their property in accordance with the notice.

“Fire Control Notices are issued by local government annually and apply to land, both developed and undeveloped in the City, regardless of zoning,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Compliance inspection of properties will begin on 3 December 2018 and residents are encouraged to ensure that they comply with the relevant rules.

“By following the correct steps it will also make life easier for our emergency services to fight fires should they occur and provide an extra level of safety for residents who might find themselves at risk.”

Failure to comply with the City’s Fire Control Notice can result in a penalty of up to $5,000, plus any additional contractor and administration costs to carry out fire prevention works on non-compliant properties.

A Prohibited burning period is also in effect across the City from 1 December 2018 to 31 March 2019. No burning of any kind is permitted during this period.

For more information on fire control in the City call 9528 0333 or visit the City’s Fire Control web page.

Fire Control Notices

Fire Control Notices

All owners of vacant land or property owners in a bushfire prone area in the City of Rockingham have been encouraged to check they comply with the City’s Fire Control Notice 2018-2019.

A fire control notice outlines the fire prevention measures property owners are required by law to undertake. The notice plays an important role in preventing or limiting the outbreak of bushfires, and penalties can apply if notices are not followed.

About 11,000 fire control notices have been sent to residents across the City, who have until 30 November 2018 to carry out fire prevention works on their property.

As part of a state-wide effort to reduce the risk of harm to our community caused by unplanned fires, the fire control notice now covers all land, both developed and undeveloped, within bushfire prone areas in the City, regardless of zoning.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said compliance inspections of properties would begin on 3 December 2018.

“The City of Rockingham is home to a large number of areas that are prone to bushfires so it is vital that residents who receive a fire control notice carry out the work that is required to ensure they comply,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Following the necessary steps now will make it easier for our emergency services to fight fires should they arise. It will also provide an increased level of safety for residents whose lives may be at risk should a fire occur.”

From 1 October until 30 November the City will also enter the restricted burning period. All rural and semi-rural property owners/occupiers who want to carry out a hazard reduction burn will require a permit.

For more information on the fire control notice, permits to burn or how to best prepare for a bushfire, contact the City on 9528 0333 or visit the City’s fire control webpage.

 

 

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