Amendment By-Law 2023

Project Overview

Consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

All feedback received was collated and discussed at a Council Meeting on 25 July 2023.

The outcomes of this consultation can be found in the Document Library on the right side of the page. Please check the Council Meeting minutes and agenda of 25 July 2023.

The Amendment By-Law, with all the proposed changes, is now open for consultation. We invite you to take an active role in shaping the future of our city by providing your valuable feedback.

By-laws are 'local rules’ created by Council to manage the use of public areas and regulating certain activities in our community reserves, streets, and footpaths.

To ensure that the suite of by-laws reflects community standards and expectations and are effective, legislation requires local governments to review them every seven years. Therefore, to ensure our by-laws could continue to operate seamlessly, City of Prospect conducted an extensive review and community consultation mid-last year (click here to check the project overview) on the following draft by-laws:

  • By-Law 1 – Permits and Penalties
  • By-Law 2 – Roads
  • By-Law 3 – Local Government Land
  • By-Law 4 – Dogs
  • By-Law 5 – Moveable Signs
  • By-Law 6 – Waste Management

Your feedback was then collated and presented to Council, which resulted in the draft by-laws being endorsed. As a result, the Parliament of South Australia, through its Legislative Review Council (LRC), approved the by-laws so they could operate as of 1 January 2023 and recommended that Council undertake two amendments within a year being:

  • The removal of gender-specific language in all affected by-laws to exclude binary terms such as ‘he’ or ‘she’ but rather use ‘them’ or ‘they’.
  • Making it explicitly clear that any direction from an authorised officer administering the by-law would exercise 'reasonable' direction.

A copy of the Amendment By-Law and its proposed changes is provided in the Document Library on the right side of this page.

As part of this amendment, Council is now inviting community feedback. Let us know if you have any concerns, considerations, or questions. Your input is essential in ensuring everyone understands the final document and its purpose.

Have Your Say

Please provide your feedback in writing via one of the options listed below:

  • Engagement Hub website – via the “Written Submissions” section on the right of this page
  • Email to
  • Post to City of Prospect, PO Box 171, Prospect 5082
  • Hand deliver to Payinthi, 128 Prospect Road, Prospect

Consultation closes at 11.59 pm, Thursday, 22 June 2023.

  • Stage 1 - Public Consultation

    31 May - 22 June 2023

    The Amendment By-Law is made available for community consultation in accordance with legislative requirements.

  • Stage 2 - Council Meeting

    July 2023

    The Council receives a report of the consultation and endorses the Amendment By-Law as appropriate.

  • Stage 3 - Amendment By-Law No.7 2023 comes into effect

    Late 2023
    The Amendment By-Law is gazetted and becomes operational, with the Legislative Review Council (LRC) notified.

City of Prospect, like many local governments, has a set of by-laws in place to manage the use of public areas and regulate certain activities within the community reserves, streets, and footpaths. These by-laws serve as local rules to ensure the smooth functioning of the city and to uphold community standards and expectations.

According to legislation requirements, local governments must review their by-laws every seven years. In the case of City of Prospect, their existing set of by-laws was due to expire in December 2022. To ensure a seamless continuation of the by-laws, the city conducted an extensive review and community consultation process in the middle of last year.

The review process aimed to gather feedback and opinions from the community regarding the existing by-laws and their effectiveness in meeting the community's needs. City of Prospect drafted several new by-laws for consideration during this review.

After collecting and collating the feedback from the community, the results were presented to Council and endorsed in May 2022. However, during the approval process, the Legislative Review Council (LRC) recommended two amendments be made within a year. A consultation has been opened again to seek public feedback on the Amendment By-Law.