(The AWEA will make a submission to ACC by 1st April 2011, any feedback to the AWEA should be sent to Andrew Wallace, AWEA President by 26 March 2011)
Adelaide City Council is about to commence formal consultation in relation to eight of its proposed By-Laws, namely;
• By-Law 1 – Permits and Penalties
This By-Law allows for permits to be issued and action to be taken if permit conditions are not met.
• By-Law 2 – Moveable Signs (new By-Law)
This new By-Law will allow business to erect a moveable sign in eligible locations without needing a permit.
• By-Law 3 – Local Government Land
Changes to this By-Law include that adults can only remain in a playground when with a child, the Park Lands are only to be used for business purposes with Council permission, no feeding of birds. An inclusion in this By-Law of an introduction of smoke-free areas requires a separate resolution of Council.
• By-Law 4 – Roads
The changes made to this By-Law allow for some control of queues outside venues.
• By-Law 5 – Waste Management (new By-Law)
This sets down requirements for the placement of rubbish containers and cardboard recycling.
• By-Law 7 – Dogs (formerly By-Law 2 Dogs and Cats)
This includes the introduction of a requirement for the dog owner to remove dog faeces from Council controlled land.
• By-Law 8 – Cats (formerly By-Law 2 Dogs and Cats)
No changes from the current By-Law other than separation of dogs and cats. Separation will make it simpler for Council to assist the public to understand the relevant By-Law.
• By-Law 9 – Lodging Houses
No change from current by-law. Allows for control of lodging houses in regards to environmental health and fire safety.
You will notice that By-Law 6 (Rundle Mall) is not listed as that By-Law has already been adopted by Council after the completion of formal consultation. http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/council/consultation/rundle-mall-by-law-no-6.html
Comments and suggestions received through the development phase of these remaining By-Laws have been included in the consideration of the proposed versions.
Two specific themes arose more than others through the initial development phase of the By-Laws being “Smoking” and “Unsightly Buildings”.
Both of these issues (amongst all the other matters raised) were considered from a legal perspective in regard to including them in the By-Laws. In relation to “Unsightly Buildings” there were also references to By-Laws from Vancouver (Canada) as they appear to have addressed this matter particularly well.
Council has requested that a report be made to Committee on these two subjects in particular. It is anticipated that this will occur in May 2011.
Should you wish to respond on any matter regarding the proposed By-Laws through this public consultation phase, your feedback is welcomed. All By-Laws and the consultation documents can be viewed on line at www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/consultation where you will also find the Community Consultation form.
Submitting Feedback Direct to ACC
A feedback form (above) has been developed and provides an opportunity for all community members and stakeholders to provide their thoughts and opinions regarding the proposed By-Laws.
Please post surveys or written submissions to:
Adelaide City Council By-Laws
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001
Submission close 5pm Friday 1 April 2011.
How do I find out more about the Council’s consultation process?
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