Local Laws

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Local Laws

The Local Laws Notice can be found by clicking the link below. The Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council has endorsed new Local Laws during the meeting of December 2018 which has replaced old By-Laws.

For more information on each Local Law, click on the grey tabs above .

De-Sexing Your Dogs

Community safety is a priority for the Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council (NASC). To achieve this, the NASC endeavors to work with our community to educate pet owners on the responsibilities and requirements of owning a pet. 

To assist the community in achieving this, the NASC offers incentives. Two key areas have been identified. Reducing the de-sexed animal registration fee and offering two de-sexing programs per year.  Although it is not compulsory to de-sex your pet, it is encouraged.    

Benefits of de-sexing: Females

1.     Reduces the risk of mammary tumours.
2.     Eliminates the risk of tumours in the ovaries, uterus and cervix.
3.     Prevents other medical conditions such as pyometra.     

Benefits of de-sexing: Males
1.    Reduces the risk of prostatic diseases.
‍2.    Reduces the risk of perianaltumours.
3.    Eliminates the risk of testicular cancers.    
4.    Reduces wandering and aggression.         

Myths about de-sexing your animal
Females should have a litter before being de-sexed ---  For your pet’s health this is not true, spaying a dog before her first heat will greatly reduce the risk of mammary cancer.

De-sexing will make my pet put onweight.  --- De-sexing is done at an age when rapid puppy growth is decreasing and diet control is necessary. Overfeeding and lack of exercise will cause your pet to gain weight.

Wandering Dogs

The Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council (NASC) encourages all dog owners to provide a proper enclosure to contain their dog/s on their property.

Wandering Dogs
Animals that are not safely contained on private property can create a number of risks to themselves or the community including:  
Becoming a traffic hazard for motorists.
- Injuring themselves, persons or other animals.
- Being a danger to wildlife and displaying territorial agression.
- Mating with other animals.  
- Having an increased risk of contracting and spreading diseases.
- Becoming a bite risk to innocent people and animals with owners facing Regulatory action of a menace/attack. 

Community Rights
People in the community have a right to live without interference from other people’s pets.  Unaccompanied animals roaming the streets pose a risk and all residents have a right to feel safe in their community without fear of attack, disease or unsanitary conditions. 

Publication Scheme

Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by the Napranum Shire Council.

All information and documents accessible via the Napranum Shire Council publication scheme are provided free of charge.

Information has been grouped into the following seven information classes.

About Us
Our Services
Our Finances
Our Priorities
Our Decisions
Our Policies
Our Lists

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Our Policies

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Anti-discrimination Policy
Bullying Policy
Councillor Staff Interaction Policy
Dress Policy
Drug and Alcohol Policy
Disciplinary Procedure Policy
Entertainment and Hospitality Policy
Fraud Policy
Internet, Mobile and Computer Policy
Leave Policy
Leave Without Pay Policy
Mobile Phone Policy
Performance and Misconduct Policy
Time Sheet Policy
Vehicle Use Policy

Our Plans

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Planning Scheme
Disaster Management Plan

Council Reports

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Annual Report 2013/2014
Annual Report 2014/2015


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NASC 2016/2017 Budget

Register of Interest

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Elected Representatives

Mayor Rex Burke
Cr Fiona Wirrer-George
Cr Rhonda Charger
Cr Ethel Bosuen
Cr Sonya Schuu


Julie Guest
Siva Ratnasingam