Local Laws

Proposed Western Downs Regional Council Animal Management (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2019

Western Downs Regional Council currently provides a very popular dog off leash park in Dalby and has received inquiries regarding a similar park for the residents of Chinchilla. To provide a dog off leash park, Subordinate Local Law No.2 (Animal Management) 2011 must be amended.

The proposed Western Downs Regional Council Animal Management (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No.1) 2019 provides the location for the proposed dog off leash park at Tara Road Chinchilla (Lot 174 LY1077).

Public Submission Period:

In accordance with Council’s adopted local law making process Council is conducting community consultation from Thursday 28 November to 5pm Friday 20 December 2019 on the proposed Western Downs Regional Council Animal Management (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No.1) 2019.

Council has prepared the following documents for community consultation:

Submissions must state the grounds of the submission (whether you agree or disagree with the proposed law or section/sections of the proposed law) and any facts and circumstances relied on to support the grounds of the submission (your reasons).

Submissions can be made by:

  1. Completing and submitting the on-line submission form;
  2. Downloading and completing the printable Submission Form and hand delivering to a Council Customer Service Centre at any of the locations listed on the submission form;
  3. Downloading and scanning completed Submission Form and emailing to: info@wdrc.qld.gov.au
  4. Downloading and mailing completed Submission Form to:
    • Attn: Chief Executive Officer
      Local Law Review Submissions
      Western Downs Regional Council
      PO Box 551
      DALBY QLD 4405
  1. Collecting a submission form from any of Council’s Customer Service Centres, Bell and Meandarra Libraries or Moonie Rural Transaction Centre and returning your completed submission either in person to a Customer Service Centre, by scanning and emailing to info@wdrc.qld.gov.au , or by post per the above postal details.

Further Questions

Please contact Council if you have any further questions regarding the proposed law or process on 1300 COUNCIL (1300  268 624).

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.