Local Laws

Western Downs Regional Council (Making of Local Law) Website Notice (No. 1)

Western Downs Regional Council (the “Council”) has, by resolution dated 20 June 2018, made Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018 (the “local law”).

Purpose and General Effect

The purpose and general effect of the local law is to protect the public health, safety and amenity related to waste management by:

  1. regulating the storage, servicing and removal of waste; and
  2. regulating the disposal of waste at waste facilities; and
  3. ensuring that an act or omission does not result in –
    1. harm to human health or safety or personal injury; or
    2. property damage or loss of amenity; or
    3. environmental harm or environmental nuisance.

Anti-Competitive Provision

The local law contains anti-competitive provisions.

Commencement

The local law commences on 1 July 2018.

Public Inspection and Purchase

Copies of the local law may be:

  1. inspected and purchased at Council’s public offices and viewed by the public on the website of Council; and
  2. viewed by the public on the website of the Department of Local Government.

For enquiries, please contact Council’s Customer Contact Centre by phoning 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624).

Ross Musgrove
Chief Executive Officer

 

Supporting Documents

Western Downs Regional Council (Making of Local Law) Website Notice (No. 1) 2018
Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018 (Electronic Copy)
WDRC Public Interest Test Report – Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018 
List of Anti-Competitive provisions contained in Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018 
Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018 
Fact Sheet

Western Downs Regional Council Local Laws

Western Downs Regional Council has a regional suite of 8 local laws and 22 subordinate local laws that apply across the Western Downs local government area.

Western Downs Regional Council Local Laws Register

Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws

Council's suite of laws cover a wide range of administrative and regulatory roles and functions, including areas such as signage, food hygiene, footpath dining, building, parking, keeping pets, gates and grids, temporary entertainment events, and permits and licences.

Council has developed a set of helpful fact sheets to assist residents with identifying which laws may be relevant to them. The local laws and subordinate local laws can be accessed on the Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws webpage. Alternatively, copies can be requested from each of Council's Customer Service Centres or by emailing a request to info@wdrc.qld.gov.au.

You can also access the Local Laws database on the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs website.