Council By-Laws are able to be made by a Council in accordance with Section 246 of the Local Government Act 1999. By-Laws are local laws established by councils to deal with issues specific to the relevant council area. Council can issue penalties including expiation notices (fines) for non-compliance of its By-Law.

Alexandrina Council administers the following By-Laws in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Local Government Act 1999.

Note: In some cases, Clause 4.1.1 references the incorrect By Law number, however the title is correct. This is a minor typographical error which does not have any substantial bearing on the operation of the By Laws.

The Local Government Act 1999 requires these By-laws to be reviewed every seven years. As such a review process was undertaken throughout 2016 and came into effect on 15 January 2017.

Because of the new Local Nuisance and Litter Control Bill 2015, the previous By-Law No. 6 – Nuisances Caused by Building Sites is no longer required, but the need for an additional Foreshore By-law was identified.

A public consultation process was undertaken, and all submissions were considered in the final drafting of the By-laws.  These By-laws were approved at the Council Meeting on 1 August 2016.  There was a 4 month period where the By-Laws must be published in the Government Gazette (required under the legislation) starting on 31 August 2016, enabling the new By-laws to be effective from 15 January 2017.