Proposed Local Laws

Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act (CI) 1995 the Shire of Christmas Island is proposing to make the following Local Laws:
 
  • Repeal Local Law (2017)
  • Standing Orders Local Law (20170
  • Parking and Parking Facilities Local law (2017)
  • Health Local Law (2017)
  • Dogs Local Law (2017)
  • Cats Local Law (2017)
  • Waste Local Law (2017)
  • Animals, Environment and Nuisance Local Law (2017)
  • Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law (2017)
 
Repeal Local Law 2017
Purpose: The purpose of the Repeal Local Law 2017 is to repeal several obsolete local laws that are listed and detailed in the Repeal Local Law 2017.
Effect: To allow for more efficient and effective local government in the district by removing obsolete local laws.
 
Standing Orders Local Law 2017
Purpose: The purpose of the Standing Orders Local Law 2017 is to provide good governance in Councils Meeting processes.
Effect: To ensure more efficient and effective local government meeting procedures are in place.
 
Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2017
Purpose: To provide for the regulation, management and control of parking and parking facilities throughout the district.
Effect: To establish a process to control parking in designated areas and to allow for any infringement process to be legislatively undertaken if and when required.
 
Health Local Law 2017
Purpose: To provide for the regulation, management and control of public health related activities throughout the district.
Effect: To ensure the community within the district are provided with a high quality of public health services in accordance with requirements of the local law.
 
Dogs Local Law 2017
Purpose: To provide Council with controls and regulatory measures in relation to the registration of dogs, the impounding dogs, the number of dogs that can be kept and the manner in which dogs are to be confined by the occupier of a premise in the district.
Effect: To extend the control over dogs which currently exist under the Dog Act (CI) 1976 where applicable to the district.
 
Cats Local Law 2017
Purpose: To provide Council with controls and regulatory measures in relation to the registration of cats, the impounding cats, the number of cats that can be kept and the manner in which cats are to be confined by the occupier of a premise in the district.
Effect: To extend the control over cats which currently exist under the Cat Act (CI) 2011 where applicable to the district.
 
Waste Local Law 2017
Purpose: To provide for the regulation and control of waste management activities including the collection and disposal of waste throughout the district.
Effect: To ensure the community within the district are provided with high quality waste collection and disposal services in accordance with the requirements of the local law.
 
Animal, Environment and Nuisance Local Law 2017
Purpose: To provide for the regulation, management and control of animal, environmental and nuisance related activities throughout the district.
Effect: To ensure the community within the district are provided with a high quality of service in accordance with requirements of the local law.
 
Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law 2017
Purpose: To provide for the regulation and control of plastic bags throughout the district.
Effect: To establish the requirements for which any persons or company’s use, sell or dispose of plastic bags within the district must comply with.

The proposed Local Laws are available for inspection at the Shire of Christmas Island Administration Office located at the George Fam Centre, 2 Murray Road, Christmas Island during normal business office hours Monday – Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm. The Local Laws are also available for inspection on the Shire of Christmas Island’s web site – www.shire.gov.cx
 
Submissions to the proposed local laws may be lodged by email to shire.ceo@shire.gov.cx  or in writing clearly marked “Shire of Christmas Island Local Laws Submission” addressed as follows:
 
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Christmas Island
PO Box 863
CHRISTMAS ISLAND 6798

Submissions must be lodged and received by 4.30pm on Friday 16 February 2018.