Repealed and Proposed New Local Laws (Closed)


Pursuant to section 3.12 of the Local Government Act 1995, at its meeting held on Wednesday 17 July 2019 the Council resolved to repeal the following Shire of Northam Local Laws and commence new local laws:

Repeal - Keeping and Control of Cats Local Law 2008

Commence - Cat Local Law 2019

Purpose: The Shire of Northam Cat Local Law 2019 is to encourage responsible cat ownership within the Shire of Northam.

Effect: To reduce public and environmental nuisance caused by cats and to promote the effective management of cats.

Repeal - Fencing Local Law 2010

Commence – Fencing Local Law 2019

Purpose: The Shire of Northam Fencing Local Law 2019 provides guidance to the construction of acceptable fences within the Shire of Northam.

Effect: To maintain an aesthetically pleasing effect on properties and enhance property values.

Repeal - Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2008

Commence – Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2019

Purpose: The Shire of Northam Parking Local Law 2019 is to provide for the regulation, control and management of parking within the local government.

Effect: To control parking throughout the local government to ensure the safe, fair and equitable use of parking facilities under the care and control of the local government.

Repeal - Pest Plant Local Law 2011

Commence – Pest Plant Local Law 2019

Purpose: The Shire of Northam Pest Plant Local Law 2019 is to provide for the regulation, control and management of prescribed pest plants within the district.

Effect: The effect of this local law is to establish controls for prescribed pest plants within the district.

Repeal - Waste Local Law 2009

Commence – Waste Local Law 2019

Purpose: The Shire of Northam Waste Local Law 2019 provides for the management of organic waste, recycling waste, waste facilities and waste receptacles within the Shire of Northam.

Effect: The effect is to provide greater control on waste and waste facilities within the district.

A copy of the local laws may be inspected at or obtained from the Shire's Administration Centre at 395 Fitzgerald Street Northam WA between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday also at the Public Library Northam and Wundowie.

A copy may be viewed on the Shire's website at https://www.northam.wa.gov.au/your-say-northam/ 

Enquiries concerning the local laws may be directed to the Shire of Northam on telephone (08) 9622 6100.

Written submissions about the local laws can be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Northam, PO Box 613 Northam WA 6401 until 4pm, Friday 6 September 2019.

Cat Local Law

Fencing Local Law

Parking Local Law

Pest Plants Local Law

Waste Local Law

Contact Details

Name: Cheryl Greenough

Phone: (08) 9622 6100

Email: records@northam.wa.gov.au