Local laws and policies
The City has enacted a number of local laws that govern activities on land that is owned or managed by the City, as well as certain activities conducted on private land within the City.
These local laws have the status of legislation and are enforceable by the City. The City may authorise Officers to enforce the local laws on its behalf. The City is required to review its local laws once every eight years.
The Council has adopted a Policy Manual which provides the Council and staff with guidelines over a range of issues. Policies are not binding, but provide a basis for in determining individual applications or requests. Policies also enable the community to be aware of the reasoning behind decisions.