Proposed By-Law Amendment out for Community Consultation

Published on Friday, 2 December 2022 at 9:24:15 AM

Councillors endorsed proposed amendments to Katherine Town Council’s by-laws at the council meeting on Tuesday 22 November, which now go out for public feedback before moving forward.

Council intends to amend several by-laws in the Katherine Town Council By-Laws 1998. These by-laws have not been amended since 2011 and they need to be updated to reflect policy decisions by council and recent changes to local government legislation.

Several amendments are proposed to modernise terminology used in the by-laws, such as changing the words ‘clerk’ and ‘registrar’ to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

There are several changes which deal with council operational matters including new by-laws to manage dangerous dogs and regulate on-street parking.

The amendments also update offences and infringements and bring these into line with the current way of managing infringements through penalty units, rather than fixed penalty amounts.

Residents have until Monday January 2, 2023 to send feedback. Feedback should be emailed to

For more information on these amendments and frequently asked questions, residents can view it online or in person at the Civic Centre.

Council will consider all feedback from the community before finalising any amendments to the by-laws. If there are no significant concerns raised by the community about the proposed amendments, the by-laws will be amended and there will be a notification about this by the Minister for Local Government through the Government Gazette.

Some of the changed by-laws will take effect immediately, while others will not commence until 1 July 2023.

Click here to read the amendments and Frequently Asked Questions

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