Local Law Amendment - Public Health, Safety and Amenity

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The City of Gold Coast (City) is responsible for protecting the public health and safety of city residents and visitors by eliminating or reducing an act or omission that results in harm to human health or safety or personal injury, to property damage or loss of amenity; or environmental harm or environmental nuisance.

The following Local Law Amendments have been recently proposed to:

  • include permitting provisions in the amended local laws that allow for building work and delivery of building materials outside the prescribed times (Environmental Protection Act 1994 section 440R(1)(a) on a business day or Saturday, before 6.30a.m. or after 6.30p.m; or (b) on any other day, at any time;
  • clarifying ambiguity of some existing terminology and nuisance provisions;
  • strengthening Council’s ability to reduce impacts on health, safety and amenity for the community;
  • removing nuisances duplicated by State legislation (i.e. engines on premises, graffiti and spray painting); and
  • updating references to State legislation
For further information on the local law amendments and public interest test plan, review the following documents:
To have your say about the proposed amendments and the public interest test plan:
  • 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 Thursday 3 December 2015 to Wednesday 23 December 2015.

We look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.


The City of Gold Coast (City) is responsible for protecting the public health and safety of city residents and visitors by eliminating or reducing an act or omission that results in harm to human health or safety or personal injury, to property damage or loss of amenity; or environmental harm or environmental nuisance.

The following Local Law Amendments have been recently proposed to:

  • include permitting provisions in the amended local laws that allow for building work and delivery of building materials outside the prescribed times (Environmental Protection Act 1994 section 440R(1)(a) on a business day or Saturday, before 6.30a.m. or after 6.30p.m; or (b) on any other day, at any time;
  • clarifying ambiguity of some existing terminology and nuisance provisions;
  • strengthening Council’s ability to reduce impacts on health, safety and amenity for the community;
  • removing nuisances duplicated by State legislation (i.e. engines on premises, graffiti and spray painting); and
  • updating references to State legislation
For further information on the local law amendments and public interest test plan, review the following documents:
To have your say about the proposed amendments and the public interest test plan:
  • 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 Thursday 3 December 2015 to Wednesday 23 December 2015.

We look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.