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Local Nuisance & Litter Control

From 1 February 2017 all Councils in South Australia were given additional powers to control and manage litter in their areas.  These powers have been included in new legislation titled “Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016” which was passed by the South Australian Parliament in 2016.  The local nuisance powers within the legislation came into operation from 1 July 2017.

It is an offence under the Act to dispose of litter either onto land or into any waters and there are significant penalties where this occurs, depending upon the type and amount of litter that was disposed. The Act stands to reinforce that we all have a responsibility to ensure that deliberate littering does not occur and in situations where it may unintentionally occur, all reasonable steps should be taken to try and retrieve the litter. A litterer must also remove litter on request by an Authorised Officer. 

Penalties for littering commence at $210 for an offence constituting disposal of general litter up to 50 litres.

More information about “what is litter”, penalties and your obligations under the legislation is outlined in the LGA Factsheet 1 - Litter and or visit www.lga.sa.gov.au/nuisanceandlitter for more factsheets.

To view the legislation visit www.legislation.sa.gov.au and find Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016.

City of Port Lincoln
City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
Telephone: 08 8621 2300 | Fax: 08 8621 2399 | Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au
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City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre,
60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
Telephone: 08 8621 2300 | Fax: 08 8621 2399
Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au
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