Waste, Animals, Environment, Nuisance and Pest Local Laws

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Town Officers have been working on our Local Laws, with the addition of the Waste Local Law 2019 and the Animals, Environment, Nuisance and Pest Local Law 2019, to keep our Local Laws up to date and reflect current best practice.

Please click on the 'Waste Local Law 2019' or 'Animals, Environment, Nuisance and Pest Local Law 2019' links below for information on each proposed Local Law, and to provide feedback. FAQs can be found to the right, as well as the Document Library, containing copies of the proposed Local Laws and the Health Officer’s reports to Council on February 26th 2019. The full details of the February 26th Ordinary Council Meeting may be found on the Town website here.

Copies of the proposed Local Laws may also be inspected at or obtained from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at 35 Old Perth Road, Bassendean between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday, or at the Bassendean Library at 46 Old Perth Road, open from 9.00am to 8.00pm Monday and Tuesday, 9.00am to 6.00pm Wednesday to Friday, and 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays.

Submissions are required in writing no later than 5.00pm on Friday 10th May 2019. Submissions may be sent through the feedback facilities below, by email to mail@bassendean.wa.gov.au, by post to PO Box 87, Bassendean WA 6934, or in person at 35 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean.

Town Officers have been working on our Local Laws, with the addition of the Waste Local Law 2019 and the Animals, Environment, Nuisance and Pest Local Law 2019, to keep our Local Laws up to date and reflect current best practice.

Please click on the 'Waste Local Law 2019' or 'Animals, Environment, Nuisance and Pest Local Law 2019' links below for information on each proposed Local Law, and to provide feedback. FAQs can be found to the right, as well as the Document Library, containing copies of the proposed Local Laws and the Health Officer’s reports to Council on February 26th 2019. The full details of the February 26th Ordinary Council Meeting may be found on the Town website here.

Copies of the proposed Local Laws may also be inspected at or obtained from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at 35 Old Perth Road, Bassendean between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday, or at the Bassendean Library at 46 Old Perth Road, open from 9.00am to 8.00pm Monday and Tuesday, 9.00am to 6.00pm Wednesday to Friday, and 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays.

Submissions are required in writing no later than 5.00pm on Friday 10th May 2019. Submissions may be sent through the feedback facilities below, by email to mail@bassendean.wa.gov.au, by post to PO Box 87, Bassendean WA 6934, or in person at 35 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean.

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    Waste Local Law 2019

    Currently most waste is managed in a linear model whereby virgin resources are used to produce, for example, packaging or a product, which is then used or consumed and disposed of in landfill. In a circular economy, waste becomes a resource to produce something else.

    With increased pressure on resources and the associated pollution caused by the current linear waste model, the Town of Bassendean recognises the key role that Local Governments will play in improving waste management practices.

    The Waste Local Law 2019 will improve the Town’s management and enforcement of waste related

    Currently most waste is managed in a linear model whereby virgin resources are used to produce, for example, packaging or a product, which is then used or consumed and disposed of in landfill. In a circular economy, waste becomes a resource to produce something else.

    With increased pressure on resources and the associated pollution caused by the current linear waste model, the Town of Bassendean recognises the key role that Local Governments will play in improving waste management practices.

    The Waste Local Law 2019 will improve the Town’s management and enforcement of waste related activities and support the targets set out in the WA State Government's recently adopted “Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy”.

    The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy aims to address the high amount of waste being dumped in landfill and our low recycling rates, by requiring individuals to separate materials properly at source (your home or business), into the designated bins.

    To assist in this process, the Town of Bassendean staff are working towards introducing a 3-bin system in the near future. Once introduced it will be vital for everyone in the Town to separate rubbish correctly and not place contaminates, into the following designated bins:

    • Recycling (only for clean plastic, aluminium, steel, glass, paper and cardboard items with all lids removed) – Only recyclable materials
    • FOGO (Food Organic Garden Organic) including all vegetable/fruit/meat scraps from the kitchen) – Only organic, derived from living matter
    • General Waste (non-hazardous wastes, and those wastes that cannot be recycled and have not been derived from living matter)


    Materials separated correctly into the designated bins, will assist in developing a “circular economy”, create green jobs, reduce consumption of virgin resources and promote innovation and investments, which will lead to improved environmental outcomes.

    For example, Food Organic Garden Organics derived from living matter collected from the FOGO bins will be processed into a nutrient-rich compost. The compost could be used by the Town of Bassendean as part of our tree and landscaping planting programs and be made available to the Agriculture, Horticulture, Viticulture Industries, other business/ residents for sale, to assist improve soil structure, nutrient and moisture holding capacity.

    To help with the implementation of this new waste strategy, the Western Australian Local Government Association produced a model Waste Local Law and the Town of Bassendean Council has endorsed for public comment, the Waste Local Law 2019.

    Pending community feedback, once the new Waste Local Law 2019 has been Gazetted, it is intended that the Waste Local Law will assist with the implementation and smooth transition to the new 3-bin system waste separation at source requirements. This will ensure the Town continues to be a leader in sustainable waste management and will facilitate more efficient use of valuable resources.

    We value your opinion.  Please read the proposed Waste Local Law and provide your feedback below. The Town appreciates your support for these important improvements to the way we manage waste in the Town of Bassendean.

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    Animals, Environment, Nuisance and Pests Local Law 2019

    The purpose of this proposed Local Law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of animals, pests and nuisances, and the prevention of environmental damage within the Town of Bassendean.

    This Local Law has been created in response to changes in State Legislation. The new Public Health Act 2016 (Act), which received royal ascent in 2016, will replace the existing Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 (Health Act).  As part of the transition to the new Act, the Health Act will be repealed including the provision that enables local governments to make Health

    The purpose of this proposed Local Law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of animals, pests and nuisances, and the prevention of environmental damage within the Town of Bassendean.

    This Local Law has been created in response to changes in State Legislation. The new Public Health Act 2016 (Act), which received royal ascent in 2016, will replace the existing Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 (Health Act).  As part of the transition to the new Act, the Health Act will be repealed including the provision that enables local governments to make Health Local Laws.

    These new Local Laws will sit under the Local Government Act and they will ensure the Town has laws to respond to issues involving Animals, Environment, Nuisance and Pests.  The existing Health Local Law provisions were also reviewed to ensure they remain up to date and in line with best practice.

    This Local Law will result in some changes to the keeping of poultry, allowing more flexibility in the siting of poultry enclosures, whilst reducing the number of birds being able to be kept without written approval from 20 to 12 to reflect the reductions in average lot sizes.

    The effect of this local law is to establish the requirements with which any person keeping animals, or whose premises is the source of pests, or is undertaking activities that have the potential to have an impact on the environment or create a nuisance, is required to comply.

    We value your opinion.  Please read the proposed Animal, Environment, Nuisance and Pest Local Law and provide your feedback below.



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