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Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 3.12(3)(a) of the Local Government Act 1995, the Shire of Esperance proposed to make the following Local Laws:

The purpose of the Fencing Local Law 2015 is to replace Fencing Local Law 2002 to ensure currency and adherence to legislation requirement and the Local Planning Scheme.

The effect of this Local Law will be to more accurately reflect current legislation and operational practices and accurately reflect the Local Planning Scheme.

The purpose of the Standing Orders Local Law 2015 is to replace the Standing Orders Local Law 2001. This proposed replacement allows for the extended time and number of Public addresses, a provision for electronic petitions, amending the time applicable to motions, management of briefing sessions, establish what constitutes a disturbance and the means of dealing with the disturbance and provision to call a meeting to hear public submissions outside of an OCM and the provision to manage briefings and other informal meetings.

The effect of this Local Law will be to more accurately reflect current legislation and operational practices as applied by the Council in the conduct of Council, Committee and other meetings.

The purpose of the General Amendment Local Law 2015 is to modify the Shire of Esperance Local Laws relating to Cemeteries, Dogs and Extractive Industries as follows:

    Cemeteries Local Law 2002: to include legislative changes in the Cemeteries Act 1986, to reference 'Assistance Animals' in line with governing body legislation and amend opening and closing times of the Esperance Cemetery.

    Dogs Local Law 2002: to distinguish between 'pound' and 'dog management facility' to ensure consistency with governing body legislation; to correct reference to Local Planning Scheme and remove Part 5 as per the Dog Amendments Regulations 2014.

    Extractive Industries Local Law 2001: to broaden the ability of the local government to cancel a licence, adjust modified penalties; to ensure correct referencing to State legislation.

The effect of the General Amendment Local Law 2015 will be to accurately reflect current legislation and operational practices and to reflect penalties consistent with operational practices as applied in governing Extractive Industries in the Shire of Esperance.

Copies of these proposed Local Laws can be obtained from the Shire of Esperance Administration Office, Windich Street Esperance, between the hours of 8.30 to 4.45 Monday to Friday. Submissions about the proposed Local Laws may be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Esperance, PO Box 507, Esperance WA 6450 by 4pm, Friday 28 August 2015.

Matthew Scott

Chief Executive Officer