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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:

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 New Local Law

Pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Local Government Act 1995, the Shire of Esperance proposes to make the Cat Local Law 2022.

The purpose of the Cat Local Law 2022 is to provide benefit to the district by enabling greater regulation and control of cats

The effect of the Cat Local Law 2022 is to extend the control over cats which exist under the Cat Act 2011.

Copies of this Local Law can be obtained from the Shire of Esperance Administration Office, Windich Street Esperance, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:45pm, Monday to Friday, or can alternatively be viewed here.

Submissions about the proposed local law may be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Esperance, PO Box 507, Esperance WA 6450 by 4:00pm Saturday, 22 October 2022.


Shane Burge
Chief Executive Officer