Proposed Health Local Laws 2017

On display until 23 August 2017, 04:00 PM

Shire of Toodyay

Proposed Health Local Law 2017

The Shire of Toodyay proposes to make a local law relating to local government health of this local law is to regulate, protect, and manage public health within the district.

The effect of this local law is to protect public health. Some activities are permitted only under a permit or by determination and approval by the Shire of Toodyay and some activities are restricted or prohibited. Offences have been created for negligence of public health within the district.

The justification for the local law is that it will provide:

  • Enforcement options for issues that previously are unable to be dealt with by the Shire’s authorised officers under the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 or its subsidiary legislation.
  • For clear breaches of public health matters that were previously dealt with under planning legislation and policies such as animal control and nuisances. The Building Code of Australia cannot be applied retrospectively in some instances and therefore fit out requirements for lodging houses or maintenance of dwellings would not be able to be enforced. 

This local law will be able to capture any issues that may have previously been unable to be dealt with by the Shire.

A copy of the proposed local law copy of the proposed local law may be inspected at or obtained from the Shire’s Administration Office between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and at the Toodyay Library during normal opening hours.

Submissions about the proposed local law may be made to the Chief Executive Officer by 4.00pm on 23 August 2017.