Townsville City Council Current Local Laws
Local Law 1 - Administration
Local Law 1 Administration (PDF 163.4 KB)
The purposes of this local law are to provide a legal and procedural framework for the administration, implementation and enforcement of the local government’s local laws, subordinate local laws and specified regulatory powers under legislation, and to provide for miscellaneous administrative matters.
Subordinate Local Law 1.1 (PDF 45.0 KB)
Alteration or Improvement to Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.2 (PDF 60.7 KB)
Commercial Use of Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.3 (PDF 44.7 KB)
Establishment or Occupation of Temporary Home 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.4 (PDF 784.1 KB)
Installation of Advertising Devices 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.5 (PDF 47.9 KB)
Keeping of Animals 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.6 (PDF 49.1 KB)
Operation of Camping Grounds 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.7 (PDF 27.3 KB)
Operation of Cane Railways 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.8 (PDF 66.0 KB)
Operation of Caravan Parks 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.9 (PDF 27.2 KB)
Operation of Cemeteries 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.10 (PDF 46.2 KB)
Operation of Public Swimming Pools 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.11 (PDF 50.8 KB)
Operation of Rental Accommodation 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.12 (PDF 27.6 KB)
Operation of Temporary Entertainment Events 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.13 (PDF 44.1 KB)
Undertaking Regulated Activities Regarding Human Remains 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.14 (PDF 59.0 KB)
Undertaking Regulated Activities on Local Government Controlled areas and Roads 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.15 (PDF 42.4 KB)
Carrying Out Works on a Road or Interfering with a Road or its Operation 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.16 (PDF 48.4 KB)
Gates and Grids 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.17 (PDF 40.0 KB)
Reservation of Bathing Reserve for Training Competition, etc. 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.18 (PDF 41.6 KB)
Bringing or Driving a Motor Vehicle onto a Local Government Controlled Area 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.19 (PDF 49.9 KB)
Parking Contrary to an Indication on an Official Traffic Sign Regulating Parking by Time or Payment of a Fee 2011
Subordinate Local Law 1.20 (PDF 43.2 KB)
Parking in a Loading Zone by Displaying a Commercial Vehicle Identification Label 2011
Local Law 2 - Animal Management 2011
Local Law 2 Animal Management 2011 (PDF 406.5 KB)
The purpose of this local law is to regulate and manage the keeping and control of animals in the local government’s area in a way that—
(a) balances community expectations with the rights of individuals; and
(b) protects the community against risks to health and safety; and
(c) prevents pollution and other environmental damage; and
(d) protects the amenity of the local community and environment.
Subordinate Local Law 1 (PDF 162.8 KB)
Animal Management (Amendment) 2012 - effective from 08/02/2013.
Subordinate Local Law 2 (PDF 7.6 MB)
Animal Management 2011 - effective from 07/07/2015.
Local Law 3 - Community and Environmental Management 2011
Local Law 3 Community and Environmental Management 2011 (PDF 81.9 KB)
The purpose of this local law is to protect the environment and public health, safety and amenity within the local government’s area.
Subordinate Local Law 3 (PDF 133.5 KB)
Community and Environmental Management 2011
Local Law 4 - Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads 2011
The purpose of this local law is to—
(a) protect the health and safety of persons using local government controlled land, facilities, infrastructure and roads; and
(b) preserve features of the natural and built environment and other aspects of the amenity of local government controlled land, facilities, infrastructure and roads.
Subordinate Local Law 4 (PDF 4.0 MB)
Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads 2011 - effective from 07/07/2015.
Local Law 5 - Parking 2011
Local Law 5 Parking 2011 (PDF 39.1 KB)
The purpose of this local law is to complement the regulated parking provisions in chapter 5, part 6 of the TORUM Act by providing for the exercise of local government powers authorised under that Act.
The purpose of this subordinate local law is to supplement Local Law No. 5 (Parking) 2011, which provides for the exercise of local government powers authorised under the TORUM Act.
Local Law 6 - Bathing Reserves 2011
Local Law 6 Bathing Reserves 2011 (PDF 81.7 KB)
The purpose of this local law is to enhance the public safety and convenience of bathing reserves placed under the local government’s control through orderly management and regulation of activities within these reserves.
Subordinate Local Law 6 (PDF 41.0 KB)
Bathing Reserves 2011
Local Law 7 - Waste Management 2018
Local Law 7 Waste Management 2018 (PDF 123.5 KB)
The object of this local law is to protect the public health, safety and amenity related to waste management.
Local Law 8 - Unsightly Buildings 2020
Local Law 8 (Unsightly Buildings) 2020 (PDF 279.3 KB)
The purposes of this local law are to protect and enhance local amenity by—
(a) requiring owners of buildings in designated areas to maintain the presentation of those buildings; and
(b) requiring owners and occupiers of buildings that have been marked with graffiti to remove the graffiti.
Subordinate Local Local 8 (Unsightly Buildings) 2020 (PDF 597.7 KB)
The purpose of this subordinate local law is to prescribe an area of the Council’s local government area under Local Law No. 8 (Unsightly Buildings) 2020.
Interim Local Law 9 – Stadium Parking Area 2020
Interim Local Law 9 – Stadium Parking Area 2020 (PDF 500.5 KB)
The purpose and general effect of the Interim Local Law is to provide for Council’s regulation of parking by time in the vicinity of the Queensland Country Bank Stadium when that is desirable because of an event at the Stadium.
Local Law 51 - Alcohol in Public Places
Local Law 51 Alcohol in Public Places (PDF 10.4 KB)
The objects of this interim local law are to--
(a) regulate certain activities in parks and on roads to ensure appropriate standards of conduct.
(b) protect the safety and convenience of persons using parks and roads.
Pursuant to section 13(2) of the Local Government Reform Implementation Regulation 2008, Townsville City Council applies Local Law No. 51 (Control of Intoxicating Liquor) to the whole of the local government area of Townsville City Council without changes.
Local Law - V8 Supercars Event Parking Area 2011
Local Law - V8 Supercars Event Parking Area 2011 (PDF 566.8 KB)
The object of this local law is to provide for Council’s regulation of parking by
time in a part of the City (a “parking area”)
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