Consultation Period now closed.

The consultation period has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback for the consultation

Council’s new By‐laws have been formally endorsed at the Council meeting held on 15 June 2021 after which they were presentation to the Legislative Review Committee and published in the SA Government Gazette on 24 June 2021 and came into effect on 24 October 2021.

View the new City of Charles Sturt By-laws 2021here

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