Have your say on proposed local laws changes

Sunshine Coast Council is reviewing its local laws from August 23 to September 23 and you’re invited to get involved and have a say on the proposed changes.

Governance and Customer Service Portfolio Councillor Ted Hungerford said local laws helped to ensure safety, harmony and good rule within the diverse communities of the Sunshine Coast.

“Every five years council undertakes a series of internal workshops, information sessions and stakeholder meetings to determine what changes are needed to our local laws to ensure they’re responsive to the needs of our communities,” Cr Hungerford said.

“The current proposed amendments which are now under review relate to five local laws and four subordinate local laws and suggest changes to help make these local laws clearer.

“From August 23 to September 23, there is an opportunity for everyone to review the current proposed changes to these local laws and subordinate local laws and let council know what you think.

“Council will review all of the submissions we receive and any formal changes to local laws and subordinate local laws will be made at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on November 22.

The proposed amendments include:

  • Inclusion of a new prescribed activity for making amplified music noise in a special entertainment precinct (allowing regulation ability for newly created Nambour Entertainment Precinct within the Planning Scheme).
  • The ability to allow building site delivery noise permits outside of normal business hours in clearly defined circumstances.
  • Removal of the dog off leash beach at beach access 247 to 245 to allow for the declaration of a new bathing reserve at Bokarina Beach.
  • Various animal management changes primarily around strengthening enforcement provisions.
  • Inclusion of ability to utilise low voltage (Pingg) fencing adding additional capacity for the containment of cats within property boundaries.
  • Clearer understanding around the ability for authorised persons (parking inspectors) to mark tyres using crayon, chalk or similar substance for enforcing parking regulation.
  • The ability to regulate temporary placement of shipping containers for storage.
  • The ability to provide parking permits to health and community services workers.
  • Flexibility with eligibility requirements for commercial vehicle parking permits.

An overview of the proposed local law amendements is set out on council’s website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Community members wishing to comment on the proposed amendments to local laws have until close of business on September 23, 2019 to submit their feedback to council. Submissions can be lodged via:

Completing the online submission form

Downloading the submission form, completing it and sending to:


Sunshine Coast Council

Locked Bag 72

SCMC Qld 4560

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