Local Law Amendment - Administration 2016

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The City of Gold Coast (City) is responsible for protecting the safety, environment and amenity of city residents and visitors from the adverse effects of behaviours that contravene local laws in public places (other than roads) and provide for an efficient and effective response to breaches of the local laws.

The following Local Law Amendments have been recently proposed to:

  • allow for the exclusion of a person from a public place (other than a road) for contravening a local law for periods of: for an adult, 3 days to 12 months; for a child, 3 days to 3 months;
  • make changes to enforcement provisions relating to notices;
  • clarify seizure powers whilst maintaining natural justice principles;
  • clarify links with the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (TORUM) as it pertains to seizure and impounding of abandoned vehicles; and
  • make minor administrative changes.

For further information on the local law amendments, review the following documents:

To have your say about the proposed amendments:

  • Complete the online submission form (below), or
  • Download a printable submission form in PDF or WORD format, which can be:
  1. Scanned and emailed to gchaveyoursay@goldcoast.qld.gov.au,
  2. Posted to Chief Executive Officer, City of Gold Coast,PO Box 5042 QLD 9729
  3. Delivered in person to a Customer Service Counter at:

Hard copies of submission forms and associated documents are also available at City of Gold Coast Customer Service Centres at the above locations:

Community engagement runs from Friday 29 July 2016 to Thursday 18 August 2016.

We look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.

The City of Gold Coast (City) is responsible for protecting the safety, environment and amenity of city residents and visitors from the adverse effects of behaviours that contravene local laws in public places (other than roads) and provide for an efficient and effective response to breaches of the local laws.

The following Local Law Amendments have been recently proposed to:

  • allow for the exclusion of a person from a public place (other than a road) for contravening a local law for periods of: for an adult, 3 days to 12 months; for a child, 3 days to 3 months;
  • make changes to enforcement provisions relating to notices;
  • clarify seizure powers whilst maintaining natural justice principles;
  • clarify links with the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (TORUM) as it pertains to seizure and impounding of abandoned vehicles; and
  • make minor administrative changes.

For further information on the local law amendments, review the following documents:

To have your say about the proposed amendments:

  • Complete the online submission form (below), or
  • Download a printable submission form in PDF or WORD format, which can be:
  1. Scanned and emailed to gchaveyoursay@goldcoast.qld.gov.au,
  2. Posted to Chief Executive Officer, City of Gold Coast,PO Box 5042 QLD 9729
  3. Delivered in person to a Customer Service Counter at:

Hard copies of submission forms and associated documents are also available at City of Gold Coast Customer Service Centres at the above locations:

Community engagement runs from Friday 29 July 2016 to Thursday 18 August 2016.

We look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.