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Local laws help to establish and maintain the quality of life in line with the expectations of the local community and provide a standard under which businesses, residents and ratepayers must conduct their activities.

Local Laws support higher legislation (Acts of Parliament) to control and manage the more basic matters that affect the community. They can be helpful in the resolution of disputes as well as achieving effective government.


Links to Shire of Esperance Local Laws are provided below:

Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law

Bushfire Brigades Local Law

Cat Local Law 2022

Cemeteries Local Law 2023

Dog Local Law 2022

Extractive Industries Local Law

Fencing Local Law

Health Local Law

Local Government Property Local Law

Parking Facilities Local Law

Private Property Local Law

Repeal Local Law 2015

Standing Orders Local Law 2015

An application to erect signage in a thoroughfare is required to be lodged with and approved by the Shire of Esperance prior to any sign being placed within a thoroughfare.

Proposed Local Law

Pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Local Government Act 1995, the Shire of Esperance proposes to make the Cemeteries Local Law 2023.

The purpose of the Cemeteries Local Law 2023 is to provide contemporary management of cemeteries in the Esperance district in accordance with requirements within cemetery grounds.

The effect of the Cemeteries Local Law 2023 is to ensure compliance with statutory matters regarding administration provision of services and internment of ashes or burial of the deceased within cemeteries.

Copies of this Local Law can be obtained from the Shire of Esperance Administration Office, Windich Street Esperance, between the hours of 8.30 am and 4.45 pm, Monday to Friday, or from the Shire of Esperance website,

Submissions about the proposed local law may be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Esperance, PO Box 507 Esperance WA 6450 by 4.00 pm Saturday 23 December 2023.

Shane Burge
Chief Executive Officer

DRAFT Cemeteries Local Law 2023