Local Laws

Council has a number of local laws that apply across the Fraser Coast.

For details about when a local law was made or amended please see the Local Laws Register 

Copies of the local and subordinate laws can be purchased from Council's Administration Centres, 77 Tavistock Street, Torquay or 211-213 Adelaide Street, Maryborough.

  • Fraser Coast Regional Council (Council) invites you to have your say on the proposed Subordinate Local Law Administration (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No.1) 2022 (the “amending subordinate local law”).

    The amending subordinate local law enables an owner or occupier of an existing dwelling to allow family or friends to occupy a caravan on the dwelling allotment under certain conditions. The draft amendment contains an expiry date of 31 December 2027.  There are no other proposed amendments to any other schedules of Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2019 at this time.

    For further information on the proposed subordinate local law, please review the following documents:

    To have your say about the proposed amendments send your submissions to:

    1. enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au (Attention: Public Consultation – Local Law)
    2. Posted to the Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Coast Regional Council, PO Box 1943 HERVEY BAY QLD  4655
    3. Delivered in person to a Customer Service Centre

    Submissions must be received on or before 28 November 2022 and state:

    • The grounds of the submission; and
    • The facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds

    Please note that only properly made submissions will be considered.  A submission is properly made to the extent that the submission relates only to the proposed amendment.  A submission must be made in writing.  No acknowledgement will be issued on receipt of submissions.

  • Fraser Coast Regional Council (Council) invites you to have your say on the proposed Subordinate Local Law Local Government Controlled Areas Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No.1) 2022 (the “amending subordinate local law”).

    The amending subordinate local law will remove the prohibition of riding, driving or using a personal mobility device on Council controlled footpaths which will enable the riding of e-scooters and other personal mobility devices as defined in the Schedule 8 Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010).

    Council has conducted a review of the proposed amending subordinate local law for anti-competitive provisions in accordance with the requirements of the Competition Policy Guidelines prescribed by regulation, and no anti-competitive provisions were identified.

    For further information on the proposed subordinate local law, please review the following documents:

    To have your say about the proposed amendments send your submissions to:

    1. enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au (Attention: Public Consultation – Local Law)
    2. Posted to the Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Coast Regional Council, PO Box 1943  HERVEY BAY  QLD  4655
    3. Delivered in person to a Customer Service Centre

    Submissions must be received on or before 25 November 2022 and state:

    • The grounds of the submission; and
    • The facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds

    Please note that only properly made submissions will be considered.  A submission is properly made to the extent that the submission relates only to the proposed amendment.  A submission must be made in writing.  No acknowledgement will be issued on receipt of submissions.

  • Fraser Coast Regional Council by resolution dated the 19th day of January 2022, made Interim Local Law No. 1 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2022 (the Interim Local Law). The interim local law commenced on 18 February 2022 and expires on 19 August 2022. The interim local law amends Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011.

     

    Expiry of the Interim Local Law

    1. The Interim Local Law will expire on 19 August 2022.

     

    Purpose and General Effect of local laws

    1. The purpose of this Interim Local Law is to amend Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011 to permit personal mobility device use (as defined in the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009) on Council footpaths while the Interim Local Law is in effect.  

    Inspection

    1. A copy of the Interim Local Law may be –
      • inspected at Council’s public offices;
      • purchased at Council’s public offices; and
      • viewed by the public on Council's website here.

     

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    1. This notice may be cited as the Fraser Coast Regional Council, Subordinate Local Law No.1 (Administration) 2019 Notice which has been issued pursuant to section 29B of the Local Government Act 2009 (Qld).

    Commencement

    1. Subordinate Local Law No.1 (Administration) 2019 (the Subordinate Local Law) commences on the date the notice of the making of the subordinate local law is published in the gazette.

    Making of local laws

    1. Fraser Coast Regional Council has, by resolution dated the 18 day of December 2019, made the Subordinate Local Law.

    Expiry of the Interim Local Law and Subordinate Local Law No 1 (Administration) 2011

    1. Upon making the Subordinate Local Law, the Interim Local Law 2019 and the Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011 were repealed.

    Purpose and General Effect of local laws

    1. The purpose of this Subordinate Local Law is to correct a number the cross-referring errors which were found in the Subordinate Local Law to ensure that it can operate as Council originally intended.

    Inspection

    1. A copy of the Subordinate Local Law may be –
    1. inspected at Council’s public offices;
    2. purchased at Council’s public offices; and
    3. viewed by the public on Council's website and the website of the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs.

    Ken Diehm 
    Chief Executive Officer

    Last updated 10/01/2020

    Copies of the local and subordinate laws can be purchased from Council's Administration Centres, 77 Tavistock Street, Torquay or 211-213 Adelaide Street, Maryborough.

Contact Customer Service on 1300 79 49 29 for more infomation or to discuss Local Law issues.