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Local Government

SAT has jurisdiction under the Local Government Act 1995 to review local government decisions about the conduct of council members. SAT can also review decisions by local governments about notices to owners or occupiers of land to do certain things generally within the local government district, such as preventing obstruction of public thoroughfares or ensuring that unsightly land is enclosed with a fence.

SAT also has the jurisdiction to review objections to a rate record or the imposition of a rate or service charge.

SAT can also review local government decisions relating to:

  • dogs – under the Dog Act 1976 and Dog Regulations 2012;
  • cats – under the Cat Act 2011 and Cat (Uniform Local Provisions) Regulations 2013;
  • public health under the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911; and
  • graffiti applied to property – under the Graffiti Vandalism Act 2016.

Last updated: 22 August 2023

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