Monitoring and Regulation

Local Laws
 

To serve the needs of the community and to reflect the special requirements of Christmas Island the Shire has developed a number of Local Laws. The local laws affecting the Planing Building and Health Functions of the Shire include:

  • Cat Local Law 2010
  • Dogs Amendment Local Law 2010
  • Health Amendment Local Laws 2010
  • Parking and Parking Facilities Amendment Local Law 2010
  • Standing Orders Amendments Local Law 2010

 

The adopted Local Laws are enforceable and in the interests of the community. Shire officers work to ensure that these local laws are upheld and the community is asked to abide by the requirements of these laws.

 

Should persons be concerned about any apparent contraventions of the Local Laws the matter should be discussed with the Building and Health Officer on telephone number (08) 9164 8300 ext 240 or email ron@shire.gov.cx.


Enforcement Policy


The Ranger is responsible to resolve many issues that are potentially enforceable actions.  In the first instance the Ranger will attempt to achieve resolution to problems to the satisfaction of complainants by negotiation with offenders. This may involve issuing warning letters and rectification directions.

 

If problems cannot be remedied by this means the Ranger is empowered to issue infringement notices.

 

For more information, please contact the Building and Health Officer on telephone number (08) 9164 8300 ext 240 or email ron@shire.gov.cx.


Infringements and Fines
 

Infringement Notices are a tool available to authorised officers within the Shire for the provision of an “on the spot” penalty for persons who offend against local laws requirements in certain circumstances. The Ranger is empowered to issue these fines for littering, parking and animal offences.

 

For more information, please contact the Ranger on mobile number 0439 215 309 or email yitmeng@shire.gov.cx.