Local Law Review: Proposed Amendments to Local Laws

The Sunshine Coast Council Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws were adopted on 1 January 2012.

Purpose

Council is committed to carrying out regular reviews of the local laws. A review provides an opportunity to look at the issues and impacts of the laws and propose any suitable amendments.

Community engagement

There was recently an opportunity to have your say on proposed local law amendments that included:

  • a new framework for the management of verge gardens in line with council's recommendation at the February 2018 Ordinary Meeting
  • provisions relating to permissible fires that are aligned with the Sunshine Coast Council Planning Scheme
  • further clarity and flexibility with regards to short term placement of real estate signage
  • increase for Public Liability for high risk activities for works on a road
  • a number of newly established dog off leash areas (DOLA) across the region, and
  • some minor changes to existing dog off leash areas.

Council invited you to comment on the proposed changes from 1 February to 3 March 2019.

Where to from here

Council will review all submissions and make a decision on the proposed amendments (detailed below) at the ordinary meeting of council in April 2019.

Overview

This review proposed amendments to the following subordinate local laws:

  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 3 (Community Health and Environmental Management) 2011

The table below details proposed amendments.

Subordinate Local Law
Current status
Proposed change
Reason for change
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 – Schedule 4 Alteration or improvement to local government controlled areas and roads.
An approval must be sought to alter a Council verge.
Public Liability for approvals is $20m.

Amend – according to Council Resolution OM/18.
Reduce $20m public liability requirement on approvals down to $2m and include a self-assessable criteria for compliant plantings.
Replace ‘nature strip’ with ‘road verge’.
Approved by Council OM18/14
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 – Schedule 8 placement of moveable advertising devices
Only one real estate (residential) signage is permitted on a property.
Amend – Schedule 8 (Placement of Moveable Advertising Devices) to allow for an additional real estate sign (residential) with display parameters commencing 24 hours prior to, and concluding at the end of day of Open House.

Allows greater flexibility for Real Estate (Residential) signage display times and increases signage to allow for one other sign for an open house showing.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 – Schedule 8 placement of moveable advertising devices
Maximum of 5 directional signs only permitted on the day of the showing of a residential property being leased, open for inspection, being auctioned.
Allow for the directional signs to be placed 24 hours before the property being open for inspection and removed at the end of the day.
Allows greater flexibility for Real Estate (Residential) signage display times to allow them to be displayed 24 hours prior to showing and removed at the end of the day.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 – Schedule 18 Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation.
Current Public Liability for high risk activities for works on a road is $5M.

Amend – Schedule 18 (Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation) to increase Public Liability from $5M to $20M.

The current Public Liability is $2M for carrying out works on a road and all other high risk activities on public land requires $20M. This amendment aligns all high risk requirements on public land with a consistent approach.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 - Schedule 18 Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation.
Grid requirements currently within the local law allow for the placement of electrified grids on public land.
Removal of reference and requirements for electrified grids within the local law.
There are no identified electrical grids on public land and they are deemed a public safety hazard. This is the removal of a legacy requirement.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 - Schedule 18 Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation.
No requirement for a grid to be certified by a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ)
Inclusion of the requirement that on approval a gate and grid must be certified by the Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).
To ensure that gates and grids installed on local government roads are compliant with Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) requirements.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 - Schedule 18 Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation.
Provisions in the local law relating to the installation of vehicular access (driveways)
Removal of provisions relating to the installation of vehicular access to premises.
Vehicular access (driveways) are approved under the planning scheme and operational works permits.
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
Areas not identified in the Local Laws.
Amend – Schedule 6 (Dog off leash areas) to include maps for:
  • Glasshouse Mountains District Park, dog off leash at all times
    Map SLL 2.6.41
  • Pioneer Park, Landsborough, dog off leash at all times
    Map SLL 2.6.42
  • Federation Park, Palmwoods, dog off leash at all times
    Map SLL 2.6.43
  • Aroona Park, dog off leash 4pm-8am Monday to Friday
    Map 2.6.44
  • Mooloolah Recreation Reserve, dog off leash at all times except during an approved temporary entertainment event issues under Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011Map 2.6.45
5 New Dog off leash areas
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
Area not identified in the Local Law
Inclusion of the existing DOLA at Lake Weyba Drive, Lake Weyba.
Map SLL 2.6.9
Include existing area into local laws
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
No playground identified in this area.
Removal of a small section of the DOLA from Quota Hideaway Park, Mountain Creek
Map SLL 2.6.22
Allows for the inclusion of a children’s playground.
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
Map SLL 2.5.13 shows Eleanor Shipley Park as a prohibited dog area
Slight amendment to the map for the Eleanor Shipley prohibited dog area
Map SLL 2.5.13
Current map shows the prohibited dog area going into the dog off-leash area on the beach. Realign the boundaries between the prohibited dog area and the dog off-leash area to accurately reflect the two areas.
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
Map SLL 2.6.35 is the dog off leash map for Moffat Beach
Slight amendment to the map for the Eleanor Shipley prohibited dog area for this map SLL 2.6.35
Current map shows the prohibited dog area going into the dog off-leash area on the beach. Realign the boundaries between the prohibited dog area and the dog off-leash area to accurately reflect the two areas.
Subordinate Local Law No. 3 (Community Health and Environmental Management) 2011
The current local law prohibits fires in the ‘urban area’ and the ‘urban area’ is defined as Map 1 Local Law Urban Boundaries. This local law map currently aligns with the SEQ Regional Plan.
Amend Schedule 3 (Prohibited Fires) –
Remove reference to the urban area in schedule 3 and replace with fires prohibited in any part of the local government area excluding the rural and rural residential area.
This amendment prohibits fires from any part of the local government area other than in ‘rural and rural residential areas’ as defined in SCC Planning Scheme.
Subordinate Local Law No. 3 (Community Health and Environmental Management) 2011
Definitions don’t align to current SCC planning scheme
Amend Schedule 4 (Definitions) – remove definition ‘Urban area’ and replace with definition for ‘rural and rural residential area’ to align to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme.
Alignment to SCC Planning Scheme definitions


Related documents
Amendment Subordinate Local Law No 1 (Miscellaneous) 2019
Council Report 31 Jan 2019

Related pages

Contacts

For more information, please contact the Manager, Corporate Governance on (07) 5420 8924.

The Sunshine Coast Council Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws were adopted on 1 January 2012.

Purpose

Council is committed to carrying out regular reviews of the local laws. A review provides an opportunity to look at the issues and impacts of the laws and propose any suitable amendments.

Community engagement

There was recently an opportunity to have your say on proposed local law amendments that included:

  • a new framework for the management of verge gardens in line with council's recommendation at the February 2018 Ordinary Meeting
  • provisions relating to permissible fires that are aligned with the Sunshine Coast Council Planning Scheme
  • further clarity and flexibility with regards to short term placement of real estate signage
  • increase for Public Liability for high risk activities for works on a road
  • a number of newly established dog off leash areas (DOLA) across the region, and
  • some minor changes to existing dog off leash areas.

Council invited you to comment on the proposed changes from 1 February to 3 March 2019.

Where to from here

Council will review all submissions and make a decision on the proposed amendments (detailed below) at the ordinary meeting of council in April 2019.

Overview

This review proposed amendments to the following subordinate local laws:

  • Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
  • Subordinate Local Law No. 3 (Community Health and Environmental Management) 2011

The table below details proposed amendments.

Subordinate Local Law
Current status
Proposed change
Reason for change
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 – Schedule 4 Alteration or improvement to local government controlled areas and roads.
An approval must be sought to alter a Council verge.
Public Liability for approvals is $20m.

Amend – according to Council Resolution OM/18.
Reduce $20m public liability requirement on approvals down to $2m and include a self-assessable criteria for compliant plantings.
Replace ‘nature strip’ with ‘road verge’.
Approved by Council OM18/14
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 – Schedule 8 placement of moveable advertising devices
Only one real estate (residential) signage is permitted on a property.
Amend – Schedule 8 (Placement of Moveable Advertising Devices) to allow for an additional real estate sign (residential) with display parameters commencing 24 hours prior to, and concluding at the end of day of Open House.

Allows greater flexibility for Real Estate (Residential) signage display times and increases signage to allow for one other sign for an open house showing.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 – Schedule 8 placement of moveable advertising devices
Maximum of 5 directional signs only permitted on the day of the showing of a residential property being leased, open for inspection, being auctioned.
Allow for the directional signs to be placed 24 hours before the property being open for inspection and removed at the end of the day.
Allows greater flexibility for Real Estate (Residential) signage display times to allow them to be displayed 24 hours prior to showing and removed at the end of the day.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 – Schedule 18 Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation.
Current Public Liability for high risk activities for works on a road is $5M.

Amend – Schedule 18 (Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation) to increase Public Liability from $5M to $20M.

The current Public Liability is $2M for carrying out works on a road and all other high risk activities on public land requires $20M. This amendment aligns all high risk requirements on public land with a consistent approach.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 - Schedule 18 Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation.
Grid requirements currently within the local law allow for the placement of electrified grids on public land.
Removal of reference and requirements for electrified grids within the local law.
There are no identified electrical grids on public land and they are deemed a public safety hazard. This is the removal of a legacy requirement.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 - Schedule 18 Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation.
No requirement for a grid to be certified by a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ)
Inclusion of the requirement that on approval a gate and grid must be certified by the Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).
To ensure that gates and grids installed on local government roads are compliant with Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) requirements.
Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016 - Schedule 18 Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation.
Provisions in the local law relating to the installation of vehicular access (driveways)
Removal of provisions relating to the installation of vehicular access to premises.
Vehicular access (driveways) are approved under the planning scheme and operational works permits.
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
Areas not identified in the Local Laws.
Amend – Schedule 6 (Dog off leash areas) to include maps for:
  • Glasshouse Mountains District Park, dog off leash at all times
    Map SLL 2.6.41
  • Pioneer Park, Landsborough, dog off leash at all times
    Map SLL 2.6.42
  • Federation Park, Palmwoods, dog off leash at all times
    Map SLL 2.6.43
  • Aroona Park, dog off leash 4pm-8am Monday to Friday
    Map 2.6.44
  • Mooloolah Recreation Reserve, dog off leash at all times except during an approved temporary entertainment event issues under Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011Map 2.6.45
5 New Dog off leash areas
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
Area not identified in the Local Law
Inclusion of the existing DOLA at Lake Weyba Drive, Lake Weyba.
Map SLL 2.6.9
Include existing area into local laws
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
No playground identified in this area.
Removal of a small section of the DOLA from Quota Hideaway Park, Mountain Creek
Map SLL 2.6.22
Allows for the inclusion of a children’s playground.
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
Map SLL 2.5.13 shows Eleanor Shipley Park as a prohibited dog area
Slight amendment to the map for the Eleanor Shipley prohibited dog area
Map SLL 2.5.13
Current map shows the prohibited dog area going into the dog off-leash area on the beach. Realign the boundaries between the prohibited dog area and the dog off-leash area to accurately reflect the two areas.
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
Map SLL 2.6.35 is the dog off leash map for Moffat Beach
Slight amendment to the map for the Eleanor Shipley prohibited dog area for this map SLL 2.6.35
Current map shows the prohibited dog area going into the dog off-leash area on the beach. Realign the boundaries between the prohibited dog area and the dog off-leash area to accurately reflect the two areas.
Subordinate Local Law No. 3 (Community Health and Environmental Management) 2011
The current local law prohibits fires in the ‘urban area’ and the ‘urban area’ is defined as Map 1 Local Law Urban Boundaries. This local law map currently aligns with the SEQ Regional Plan.
Amend Schedule 3 (Prohibited Fires) –
Remove reference to the urban area in schedule 3 and replace with fires prohibited in any part of the local government area excluding the rural and rural residential area.
This amendment prohibits fires from any part of the local government area other than in ‘rural and rural residential areas’ as defined in SCC Planning Scheme.
Subordinate Local Law No. 3 (Community Health and Environmental Management) 2011
Definitions don’t align to current SCC planning scheme
Amend Schedule 4 (Definitions) – remove definition ‘Urban area’ and replace with definition for ‘rural and rural residential area’ to align to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme.
Alignment to SCC Planning Scheme definitions


Related documents
Amendment Subordinate Local Law No 1 (Miscellaneous) 2019
Council Report 31 Jan 2019

Related pages

Contacts

For more information, please contact the Manager, Corporate Governance on (07) 5420 8924.