The Shire

Local Laws

A review of our local laws has recently been completed with newly adopted local laws in place to meet our growing community's needs.

Local laws are designed to protect the community and local environment from health and safety concerns, and make living in the Shire of Ashburton pleasant for all residents.  Local laws help you understand your rights and responsibilities, and promote understanding and cooperation.  All municipalities have a set of rules known as local laws, which are enforced by local laws officers. Our local laws may be different from the local laws in other municipalities.

Local laws are dynamic and as such, changes made in legislation may lead to current or new local laws being reviewed by Council at anytime.  There is always a statewide public notice period given when these reviews are undertaken. 

Local laws are required to be reviewed every eight years under the Local Government Act 1995.

View Shire of Ashburton Local Laws or copies can be obtained from shire offices.

Last updated: 21 May 2014