By-Laws are supplementary legislation set by local governments to manage, control and regulate activities within the boundaries of a Council. The power of Councils to set By-Laws is given under the Local Government Act 1999.
The Council’s By-Laws do not replace or override existing state legislation, but are additional and often relate to various matters of the public interest.
Any person who commits a breach of a by-law is guilty of an offence under the Local Government Act 1999. Some offences are subject to the expiation fees set by Council in the annual Fees and Charges Schedule.
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has six By-Laws that were passed in August 2008 and made operational on 21 December 2008. They are accessible under Current By-Laws at the bottom of this page.
The By-Laws are periodically reviewed by the Council and require support from a two-thirds majority of Elected Members to be passed.
A review was recently conducted, public consultation undertaken and new By-laws adopted which came into effect on 23 November 2015.