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Adoption of Local Law

Published on Monday, 4 November 2019 at 10:18:40 AM

Adoption of Local Law

At the Ordinary Council meeting 16 October 2019 the Shire of Northam adopted the following local laws pursuant to section 3.12 of the Local Government Act 1995  

Cat Local Law 2019

Purpose:    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.


Fencing Local Law 2019

Purpose:    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.


Parking Local Law 2019

Purpose:    The Shire of Northam Parking Local Laws 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.


A copy of the Local Laws may be inspected or obtained at the Shire of Northam Administration Office, the Northam and Wundowie Libraries, or on the Shire’s website.

These local laws come into operation fourteen (14) days after the date of their publication in the Government Gazette number 155 dated 29 October 2019.



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