Local Law: Proposed Penalty Units
The City is in the process of updating its local laws. Many were made in 1999, and were contemporary in their day, but require updating to the point where replacement in many instances is warranted, and will be presented to Council on a case by case basis.
At the same time, the City is introducing measures to streamline administration of the local laws. This includes provision for penalty units instead of precise dollar amounts in the various Schedules ofmodified penalties (on the spot fines) in each local law, tied to a Penalty Units Local Law.
This is very similar to Regulations and Codes used in State legislation. If there is a need to broadly amend penalties across many local laws in future, it will be a case of simply amending the amount provided for as a penalty unit in the Penalty Units Local law, instead of amending each local law individually.
Note that this does not preclude the City from detailing precisely what the dollar amounts might be for offences in administrative material, on signs, on its website or in handouts to the public. The intent is simply to make it easier to update infringement amounts in future.
The proposed City of Wanneroo Penalty Units Local Lawprovides that whenever a local law refers to a penalty unit, the amount is $10.00.
Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Wanneroo, Locked Bag, WANNEROO WA 6946, or made in person at the City of Wanneroo, Administrative Centre, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.