The Council is established and operates pursuant to legislation. The Council also has the responsibility for enforcing various acts, regulations and by-laws. To find out more please refer to the information contained in this section.
All Tasmanian legislation can be accessed from:
Local Government Act
The Local Government Act 1993 is the principal legislation governing Council's operations.
Other Acts that Council operate pursuant to include:
The Council works within a legal framework called the Local Government Act 1993. In addition to this legislation the Council can also create by-laws to manage, regulate or control various activities within the City. Currently six by-laws exist to deal with:
- Matters of health and environmental services;
- Conduct on the highways;
- Conduct in the parks, recreation, and natural areas;
- The supply of water, the sewerage system, and stormwater and land drainage;
- The prevention of outside burning including the use of incinerators;
The Local Government Act 1993 states that By-laws expire 10 years after the date on which it takes effect unless it is expressed to expire sooner.
By-laws from other councils can be found on the Local Government Division web site.
Right to Information Act 2009
The Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2010 and provides for greater access to information held by government bodies. View more information and download a Right to Information Application Form at the Right to Information Act page.