The Council has the ability to make By-laws under the Local Government Act 1999 which are within the contemplation of the Act (or another act), or that relate to a matter in relation to which the making of By-laws is authorised by the Regulations (or another Act). Essentially, By-Laws are local laws established by South Australia Councils to deal with issues specific to the relevant council area.
The Local Government Act 1999 and the Local Government Act 1934, set out the purposes for which a council may make a By-law, which includes the prevention of nuisances, controlling of animals, activities injurious to health, pollution of water, the risk of disease and protecting the health and comfort of the inhabitants of the area. In some instances By-laws can also be made in accordance with other legislation.
At its meetings held on Tuesday 10th June 2008 and Tuesday 29th July 2008, the Council adopted six (6) new By-laws that apply to the City of Playford and came into effect on Thursday 1st January 2009. They relate to Permits and Penalties, Moveable Signs, Local Government Land, Dogs, Cats and Bird Scaring Devices.
Please click on the following link to access a copy of the By-laws: