Local Laws

Local laws provide local government with the power to manage a broad range of issues within their district.

Local laws are made to meet local circumstances and needs, and assist local governments in promoting good governance for the people in their districts. 

What are Local Laws?

Local Laws are the subsidiary legislation made by Local Governments under delegated power granted by the:

  • Local Government Act 1995
  • Health Act 1911
  • and various other Acts.

Why have Local Laws?

Local Laws are developed and enforced to manage a broad range of issues within the City of Mandurah boundaries. Local Laws are created to meet local circumstances and needs and assist in promoting good governance for all people in the community.

Accountability for Local Laws

The local community and Department for Local Government are the two primary groups who have input to any proposed local laws. The Governor and the Courts can repeal and / or make amendments to the validity of local laws. For more information on this aspect please contact Governance Services on 9550 3777.

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