- (a) for its district and any other area that is to be regarded, for the purposes of this Act, as being within that district;
- (b) in accordance with Subdivision 2 of Division 2 of Part 3 of the Local Government Act 1995; and
- (c) for the purposes permitted by section 51 of the Dog Act 1976
Why does a Local Government Authority require a Dog Local Law?
1. Providing for the registration of dogs;
2. Specifying areas within which it shall be an offence (unless the excreta are removed) for any person liable for the control of a dog to permit that dog to excrete on any street or public place or on any land without the consent of the occupier;
3. Requiring that in specified areas a portion of the premises where a dog is kept must be fenced in a manner capable of confining the dog;
4. Providing for the establishment and maintenance of dog management facilities and other services and facilities necessary or expedient for the purposes of this Act;
5. Providing for the detention, maintenance, care and release or disposal of dogs seized;
6. Providing for the licensing, regulating, construction, use, and inspection of approved kennel establishments.
Can a Local Government Authority make Local Laws?
A local government may make local laws:
Who has the authority to enforce The Dog Act 1976 or Dog Local Law
Any person authorised by the local government or a member of the Western Australian Police Force.