Local Laws Review Update: Temporary Homes

Published 08 May 2023

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The latest tranche of proposed Local Laws will be open for public comment on 8 May 2023 until 28 May 2023, asking local residents for their feedback on the proposed Temporary Homes Local Law and Temporary Homes Subordinate Local Law.

Mayor Peter Flannery said changes arising from these proposed laws reflect the feedback Council received through an extensive community consultation period in 2021.

“The matter of temporary accommodation is particularly topical right now, given the national housing crisis, so I encourage everyone to get online and have their say as part of this review,” he said.

“This Local Law will allow the occupation of a temporary home, such as a caravan, on another person’s property without an approval provided minimum requirements are met.  It also provides an approval process for the occupation of a temporary home on your property while you build or substantially renovate your permanent home.

“So it’s important we get this right and important to have your say.

“Thanks to thousands of submissions from our community, Council is progressively releasing the proposed laws.

“Whether you support or object to the proposed Local Laws, we want to hear from you.”

To find out the status of each law and view the documents visit Council's Your Say web page.

Submissions can be lodged: