Ministerial Circular 2 2017
Control of Vehicles (Off-road Areas) Act 1978 (the Act)
currently only operates in certain areas of the State, meaning that the
provisions of the Act can only be enforced in these areas. It also means
that ?Permitted Areas?, established under the Act, cannot be
established until such time as the Act covers the relevant area.
significantly limits the options available to local governments for
controlling off road vehicle use. Other legislation must be relied on
the Act provides the Governor with the authority to extend the
operation of the Act to particular areas or an entire local government
district. Local governments are encouraged to consider this option.
Extending the area of operation to cover your district has a number of potential benefits including:
The attached page outlines
where the Act currently operates. More information on the current Permitted Areas and Prohibited Areas can be found on my
further information, including the process to extend the operation of
the Act, please contact Mr Troy Hancock, Senior Legislation Officer at
my department, on 61 8 6552 1624 or via email at
Hon Paul Miles MLAMinister for Local Government; Community Services;Seniors and Volunteering; Youth
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