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Bee Keeping Law 2016

Community engagement has now closed. Comments were submitted from 16/03/2016 to 13/05/2016.

 

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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. It is proposed to make a Bee Keeping Local Law to replace Section 37 (Part 6) of the City’s Animals Local Law 1999 which deals with bees.

The purpose of the proposed new local law is to require bee keepers to obtain a permit from the City. In summary, it provides that a person must not keep bees or allow bees to be kept on land in the City except in accordance with a valid permit issued in relation to the land.

The salient features of the proposed local law are summarised below:

  • Part 1 – sets out administrative provisions and contains definition of terms used throughout the local law.
  • Part 2 – introduces the requirement for persons to hold a valid permit to keep bees or allow bees to be kept on land and any valid exemptions. In addition it provides details of the application and determination process.
  • Part 3 - gives the City a range of options with respect to enforcement of the local law if necessary. Finally, Schedule 1 is a list of modified penalties, linked to the City’s Penalty Units Local Law 2015, under which one penalty unit is $10.00

Comments can be emailed to enquiries@wanneroo.wa.gov.au, mailed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Wanneroo, Locked Bag 1, WANNEROO WA 6946, or made in person at the City of Wanneroo, Administrative Centre, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.

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