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North Burnett Regional Council is currently seeking input on proposed amendments to its local laws. Community feedback is a key component of the local laws review process, and Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the proposed changes.

What do local laws cover?

Local laws address a variety of topics that impact the liveability of our communities. They include matters relating to animal keeping and control, camping, caravan parks, local annoyances and hazards, parking, and temporary entertainment events, to name a few.

Purpose of the local law changes

The proposed local laws amendments aim to achieve several important objectives, including:

  • Enhancing the relevance, effectiveness and currency of the laws.
  • Improving interpretation and understanding of the laws.
  • Ensuring the laws are up-to-date with current legislative requirements.
  • Rationalising legislation governing issues where there are inconsistencies or duplication across statutes.
  • Streamlining administrative processes and reducing red tape.

Key changes

While not an exhaustive list, the following are some of the key changes that form part of the proposed amendments:

  1. Amendment of keeping of animal conditions, including the number of animals that may be kept on lots within the region; and
  2. Amendment to requirements for approvals, including when and how approvals are sought; and
  3. Amendment to minimum standards relevant to the local government; and
  4. Amendment to the establishment or occupation of a temporary home, including clarification around tiny homes; and
  5. Amendment to Fire Hazards and other Community Safety Hazards.

A comprehensive overview of the local laws showing proposed changes can be found by clicking on the following links:

Local Law 1 (Administration) and Subordinate Local Law 1

Local Law 2 (Animal Management) and Subordinate Local Law 2

Local Law 3 (Community and Environmental Management) and Subordinate Local Law 3

Local Law 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) and Subordinate Local Law 4

Local Law 6 (Waste Management)

Please note that Local Law 5 (Parking) remains unchanged, and there is no Subordinate Local Law 6.

Have your say

Council invites residents of the North Burnett Region to provide feedback and share their thoughts on the proposed amendments. To enable the community to have their say, the proposed amendments will be advertised for public exhibition, and community feedback is welcome until midnight (AEST), Sunday, March 31, 2024

Community members can provide feedback during the public exhibition period by completing the feedback form via the button below.


During the consultation period, Council will make copies of the proposed amendments available for inspection and purchase at any North Burnett Regional Council Customer Service Centre or Library.

If you have any questions regarding this community engagement matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 696 272. If you require assistance accessing the feedback form, please drop into a local Council Customer Service Centre and seek assistance from one of our friendly staff members.