The Cassowary Coast region's current local laws and subordinate local laws came into effect on 1 October 2022. The Notice of Making of Local Laws can be viewed here.
Local laws cover a wide range of issues and activities ranging from how people can utilise parks and reserves, car parking, advertising signage and outdoor dining to how we keep and control our animals, overgrown allotments, pests and weeds, and nuisances such as noise and dust.
Local laws have been developed in accordance with the Queensland Government's Local Government Act 2009.
More information about local laws can be found on the Queensland Local Laws database.
Frequently Asked about Topics
Our local laws officers investigate complaints of abandoned vehicles on roads and Council-controlled land. If you suspect a vehicle has been abandoned, you can contact Council's customer service team. View information about currenlty abandoned vehicles.
It is the responsibility of land owners to ensure their land does not pose a public health or safety risk. Council regularly inspects the region for overgrown allotments and issues notices to property owners to mow/clear in accordance with Council's Local Law. Contact Council if you need to report an overgrown lot.
Council regulates parking in Innisfail, Mission Beach and Tully. To report parking issues, you can contact Council.
To report any of the above issues, contact Council’s customer service team.
Subordinate Local Law Amendments
Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act 2009 the Cassowary Coast Regional Council (the “Council”) has, by resolution dated the 24th January 2024, made—
- each of the subordinate local laws identified below; and
by the same resolution repealed -
- each of the Repealed local laws identified below.
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2022
The purpose of this subordinate local law is to supplement Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2022, which provides for prohibitions, regulation and management of animals within the Council area.
The purpose is to be achieved by providing for schedules referred to in the local law of:
- the circumstances in which the keeping of animals is prohibited;
- the circumstances in which keeping of animals requires a permit;
- the circumstances in which desexing of an animal is required;
- specific standards for keeping of animals of a particular species or breed;
- breeding of animals that does not require a permit;
- the exclusion of animals, or animals of a specified species, from public places;
- designated dog off-leash areas;
- other local governments or organisations able to accept impounded animals;
- the conditions to be complied with by persons who offer animals, or a particular species of animal, for sale; and
- the designation of conservation planning areas.
Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2022
The purpose of this subordinate local law is to implement Local Law No.4 (Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2022 in order allow appropriate use of and to protect the health and safety of persons using Council controlled land, facilities, infrastructure and roads and preserve features of the natural and built environment and other aspects of the amenity of Council controlled land, facilities, infrastructure and roads.
The purpose is to be achieved by providing for the following schedules which support the local law:
- Schedule 1- Local government controlled areas and roads;
- Schedule 2- Prohibited activities in local government controlled areas and roads;
- Schedule 3- Restricted activities in local government controlled areas and roads;
- Schedule 4- Local Government Controlled Areas allowed for Roadside Vending;
- Schedule 5- Prohibited vehicles in certain local government controlled areas;
- Schedule 6- Vehicles allowed without a permit in certain local government controlled areas;
- Schedule 7– Permanent closure of local government controlled areas;
Schedule 8- Detailed Area Management
The Repealed Local Laws
A copy of the local laws are open to inspection at the local government’s public office and may be viewed at the Department’s State Office.