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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 Cemeteries Local Law 2022.

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

The effect 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 8:30am and 4:45pm, Monday to Friday, or can be downloaded 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, 9 February 2023.


Shane Burge
Chief Executive Officer