Local Government Property Local Law Update

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At its 28 July 2020 Meeting, Council resolved (Item 12.7) to provide public notice of its proposal to repeal the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2008 and replace it with the proposed Local Government Property Local Law 2020.

The purpose of repealing the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2008 and replacing it with the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2020 is to:

  1. increase the efficiency in the management of signs located on local government property;
  2. provide the City with a discretion to require a permit for the erection or display of an election sign on local government property;
  3. remove provisions regarding animals;
  4. assist with the management and regulation of security deposits and bank guarantees provided by developers constructing on private land;
  5. increase the deterrent for causing damage to local government property or using local government property for a commercial activity without a permit;
  6. increase the efficiency in the management (beautification) of verges;
  7. deter damage or removal of trees on verges, thoroughfares or local government property;
  8. prohibit and effectively deter the use of recording devices within change rooms;
  9. amend the local laws in accordance with prior advice received from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; and
  10. make administrative modifications so that the local law aligns with common practice and the City’s current objectives and processes;

The effect of the repeal and replacement of the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2008 with the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2020 is that:

  1. conditions relating to when a sign permit will be required are now provided;
  2. election signs placed on local government property will now be governed by the proposed City of Vincent Election Signs Policy;
  3. provisions relating to animals will be incorporated into the proposed City of Vincent Animals Local Law 2020;
  4. when and how the City may use security deposits or bank guarantees to rectify damage to local government property is regulated;
  5. increased penalties will apply for causing damage to local government property or using local government property for a commercial activity without a permit;
  6. the conditions relating to management (beautification) of verges, prescribed in the City’s relevant policy, are incorporated in the local law;
  7. increased penalties will apply for damage or removal of trees on verges, thoroughfares or local government property;
  8. the use of recording devices within change rooms is prohibited and an appropriate penalty is applicable; and
  9. amendments are incorporated in the local law in line with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries recommendations;
  10. administrative modifications are made to ensure the local law aligns with common practice and the City’s current objectives and processes;

The proposed Local Law is available to view in full from the document library here.

Have your say

To share your thoughts on the proposed Local Law, complete the feedback form below or contact us on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Comment period closes: 9am Thursday 1 October 2020

Questions can be directed to Meluka Bancroft, Executive Manager Corporate Strategy and Governance on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Related Project | Election Signs Policy

The City is also proposing an Election Signs Policy that imports the requirements previously set out in the Local Government Property Local Law 2008 and includes further regulations regarding the placement of election signs on City properties. Click here to find out more.



At its 28 July 2020 Meeting, Council resolved (Item 12.7) to provide public notice of its proposal to repeal the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2008 and replace it with the proposed Local Government Property Local Law 2020.

The purpose of repealing the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2008 and replacing it with the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2020 is to:

  1. increase the efficiency in the management of signs located on local government property;
  2. provide the City with a discretion to require a permit for the erection or display of an election sign on local government property;
  3. remove provisions regarding animals;
  4. assist with the management and regulation of security deposits and bank guarantees provided by developers constructing on private land;
  5. increase the deterrent for causing damage to local government property or using local government property for a commercial activity without a permit;
  6. increase the efficiency in the management (beautification) of verges;
  7. deter damage or removal of trees on verges, thoroughfares or local government property;
  8. prohibit and effectively deter the use of recording devices within change rooms;
  9. amend the local laws in accordance with prior advice received from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; and
  10. make administrative modifications so that the local law aligns with common practice and the City’s current objectives and processes;

The effect of the repeal and replacement of the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2008 with the City of Vincent Local Government Property Local Law 2020 is that:

  1. conditions relating to when a sign permit will be required are now provided;
  2. election signs placed on local government property will now be governed by the proposed City of Vincent Election Signs Policy;
  3. provisions relating to animals will be incorporated into the proposed City of Vincent Animals Local Law 2020;
  4. when and how the City may use security deposits or bank guarantees to rectify damage to local government property is regulated;
  5. increased penalties will apply for causing damage to local government property or using local government property for a commercial activity without a permit;
  6. the conditions relating to management (beautification) of verges, prescribed in the City’s relevant policy, are incorporated in the local law;
  7. increased penalties will apply for damage or removal of trees on verges, thoroughfares or local government property;
  8. the use of recording devices within change rooms is prohibited and an appropriate penalty is applicable; and
  9. amendments are incorporated in the local law in line with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries recommendations;
  10. administrative modifications are made to ensure the local law aligns with common practice and the City’s current objectives and processes;

The proposed Local Law is available to view in full from the document library here.

Have your say

To share your thoughts on the proposed Local Law, complete the feedback form below or contact us on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Comment period closes: 9am Thursday 1 October 2020

Questions can be directed to Meluka Bancroft, Executive Manager Corporate Strategy and Governance on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Related Project | Election Signs Policy

The City is also proposing an Election Signs Policy that imports the requirements previously set out in the Local Government Property Local Law 2008 and includes further regulations regarding the placement of election signs on City properties. Click here to find out more.



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    Comment period closes: 9am Thursday 1 October 2020

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