The opportunity to review our By‐laws happens every seven years


The City of Charles Sturt's current By-laws will expire on 1 January 2022. We are now initiating a review process in accordance with the Local Government Act, to ensure we have new By-laws in place when the current ones expire. Therefore the intent is that the revised By-laws will become operable on 1 January 2022.

The following proposed By-laws are now available for public consultation:

  • By-law No. 1 – Permits and Penalties
  • By-law No. 2 – Moveable Signs
  • By-law No. 3 – Local Government Land
  • By-law No. 4 – Roads
  • By-law No. 5 – Dogs and Cats
  • By-law No. 6 – Domestic Livestock Management

  • A summary of the intent of each By-law and proposed amendments and other information is available in the Document Library on this page.

    See all the proposed By-laws 2021 track changes document here


    A mandatory By-law review process has been initiated in accordance with Section 251 of the Local Government Act 1999, to ensure that the City of Charles Sturt has new By-laws in place when the current ones expire at the conclusion of the 2021 calendar year. The legislative requirements for making By-laws prescribe several steps, including this important public consultation process.

    Proposed Draft By-laws 2021

    The draft By-laws remain largely unchanged from the current suite of By-laws. Some minor amendments have been made to reflect feedback received from our community during the operation of the current By-laws and to enhance their clarity and ease of application. Additionally, minor amendments have also been made to reflect best practice and consistency across the State.

    How can I comment on the draft By-laws?

    Submissions may be lodged in one of three ways:

    • Online by completing the written submission form below; or
    • Email and clearly mark as 'Draft By-law 2021 review - Submission' ; or
    • Post to Dani Scuteri, Project Officer, Public Health and Safety, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box 1, Woodville SA 5011 and clearly mark as 'Draft AMP - Submission'.
    Submissions must be received by 5pm Saturday 6 March 2021