Local laws are made by Council to regulate a broad range of issues in our community.
The Queensland government Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning maintains a database of local laws made by local government in Queensland. Go to the Queensland Government database for local laws applying in the Douglas Shire.
Summary of Local Laws applying in Douglas Shire and examples of Local Laws issues
- Local Law 1 – Administration
- Local Law 2 – Animal Management
- Local Law 3 – Community & Environmental Management
- Local Law 4 – Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities & Roads
- Local Law 5 – Parking
- Local Law 6 – Bathing Reserves
Local Law Control of Advertising
The Control of Advertising local law sets out criteria for approving some advertisements and signs such as A-frame and sandwich boards on footpaths.
Local Law Commercial Uses
This local law is about Council permits for business activities on the footpath, roads and many of the parks in the Douglas Shire. For example, roadside fruit stalls, mobile food and drink vending or approaching potential customers in the street by handing out flyers.