Local Laws

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Why have local laws?

​Local Governments are able to make local laws they consider necessary to perform any of their functions under the Local Government Act. Kwinana's local laws do not apply outside of the district. 

From time to time a situation may arise in a local government area that may be causing a nuisance or problem that cannot be controlled under the Local Government Act or State or Federal legislation. 

Initial attempts may be made to deal with a problem through education or guidance, however if this approach fails it may be deemed necessary to consider making a law to control the situation. 

Before a local government can make a local law there must be a clearly established need for a new local law.​

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