Proposed Local Laws and Amendments


The City is undertaking a review of a range of local laws, ranging from standing orders, parking and parking facilities, waste management, health, public spaces, local government property, signage and fencing.

The Local Government Act 1995 enables local government to make local laws that are necessary for the good government of their area. The types of laws made by local governments cover areas such as car parking, activities on thoroughfares, public places and council and committee meetings.

The City invites public submissions for all new proposed local laws, or any amendments to any local laws, for a minimum of 42 days. Your Voice Nedlands will contain all notices and proposals, information about the status and progress of the City’s changing local laws, and provide you with the opportunity to provide feedback by making a submission or asking us a question relating to all local law proposals as each law is completed to draft stage.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

Please register by clicking on the ‘Register to get involved’ tab on this page. You can be involved by:

  • Asking us a question using the Ask us a Question tool for us to respond to
  • Use our Submissions tool to tell us what you think about any proposals and provide formal submissions for Council consideration
  • Keeping updated by viewing our Newsfeed
  • Reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) to learn more


The City is undertaking a review of a range of local laws, ranging from standing orders, parking and parking facilities, waste management, health, public spaces, local government property, signage and fencing.

The Local Government Act 1995 enables local government to make local laws that are necessary for the good government of their area. The types of laws made by local governments cover areas such as car parking, activities on thoroughfares, public places and council and committee meetings.

The City invites public submissions for all new proposed local laws, or any amendments to any local laws, for a minimum of 42 days. Your Voice Nedlands will contain all notices and proposals, information about the status and progress of the City’s changing local laws, and provide you with the opportunity to provide feedback by making a submission or asking us a question relating to all local law proposals as each law is completed to draft stage.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

Please register by clicking on the ‘Register to get involved’ tab on this page. You can be involved by:

  • Asking us a question using the Ask us a Question tool for us to respond to
  • Use our Submissions tool to tell us what you think about any proposals and provide formal submissions for Council consideration
  • Keeping updated by viewing our Newsfeed
  • Reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) to learn more

Do you have a question in relation to the proposed local law?  Ask us and we will respond.

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  • I am hoping that there might be a new local law soon prohibiting residents keeping chickens in suburban residential areas. We have been trying to remove vermin from our house for over 18 months now and have been told repeatedly by pest inspectors that their efforts to put baits down are likely to be futile because our next door neighbour keeps chickens and the vermin eat their feed. We are at the point of moving out of our home as we can't sleep at night for vermin in our roof. We have two small children and it is a health hazard. Please Nedland council put a stop to this.

    Donald asked almost 2 years ago

    Hello,

    The keeping of poultry is addressed by the City of Nedlands Health Local Law which is undergoing a review currently.

    The City is not planning on prohibiting the keeping of chickens in suburban residential areas, however health local laws are in place which determine how chickens must be kept, including to limit attracting vermin.

    In this instance it is recommended that you contact the City’s Environmental Health team for assistance on 9273 3500 or at council@nedlands.wa.gov.au.

    Kind regards

    Pollyanne Fisher

    Policy & Projects Officer

  • Hello , Need to ask a Question that is on many dog walkers near Nedlands foreshore next to the proposed All abilities play space ... will we still be able to walk our dogs there ?? As this attracts people from many many different suburbs to walk there dogs . For Decades its a delightful place to go in summer and winter with you dog/s , would love some feedback ???!!!! kind regards and a woof woof

    Barbara asked over 2 years ago

    Hi Barbara and fur-baby(s),

    Sure you can!  We love that so many people take their dogs for walks here, it's a beautiful spot and we want people to come and enjoy it. 

    The only place dogs will not be allowed to play is within fenced area surrounding the play equipment, but there will still be plenty of space around the All Abilities Play Space play equipment for dogs to continue having fun.  In general, dogs are welcome to be exercised on almost all reserves in the City, but are not allowed within any playground fencing and should be kept on a lead when there are any activities taking place, such as sports or parks maintenance.  More information, including a list of a very few prohibited locations for exercising dogs, can be found on our website here.  I hope this helps!

    Kind regards

    Pollyanne Fisher

    Policy & Project Officer

  • Where can I find the background/facts /info on the item in the Western Suburban (p3 ) where the Mayor talks about the Councils intention to close Sayer St etc .etc . Is there a paper or report in the Minutes which sets out the issues/facts on this matter ?. Chris Lalor 47 Wood St , Swanbourne

    chris lalor asked about 3 years ago

    Good Morning Chris,

    A report was presented to Council at the Ordinary Meeting on 22 September 2015 regarding the closure of Sayer Street - the report and the Council resolution can be found in the minutes on our website here

    Community consultation is planned to commence shortly - a notice will be published in the newspaper and information will be placed on yourvoice.nedlands.wa.gov.au so that you have the opportunity to ask any further questions and provide feedback.

    I hope this answers your question,

    Kind regards

    Pollyanne Fisher

    Policy & Projects Officer