Introduction. This Chapter contains provisions which are helpful in understanding the Act as a whole, as well as some machinery provisions.
This Act may be cited as the Local Government Act 1993.
This Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.
Expressions used in this Act (or in a particular provision of this Act) which are defined in the dictionary at the end of this Act have the meanings set out in the dictionary.Note. Expressions used in this Act (or in a particular provision of this Act) which are defined in the Interpretation Act 1987 have the meanings set out in that Act.
This Act binds the Crown in right of New South Wales and, in so far as the legislative power of Parliament permits, the Crown in all its other capacities, except to the extent to which this Act otherwise provides.Note. Particular provisions relating to the Crown are found in the following sections:• section 71—concerning the use of places of public entertainment• sections 72–74—concerning determination of Crown applications for approvals• section 111—concerning revocation or modification of approvals given to the Crown• section 126—concerning the giving of orders affecting Crown lands, reserves under Part 5 of the Crown Lands Act 1989 and commons• sections 555 and 561—concerning rates and charges on land owned by the Crown• section 560—concerning the liability to pay rates in respect of land owned by the Crown• section 611—concerning the imposition of an annual charge for certain things on, under or over public places• section 708—service of notices on the Crown• section 714—prohibition on sale of Crown lands for unpaid rates and charges
This Act applies to those parts of the State that are constituted as areas for the purposes of this Act, except as provided by or under this Act.Note. This Act does not apply to the whole of New South Wales. Some parts of the State do not come within a local government area. For example, parts of the Western Division of the State (to which the Western Lands Act 1901 applies) and Lord Howe Island (to which the Lord Howe Island Act 1953 applies) are not subject to this Act.
Some local government areas or parts may not be subject to this Act (or to all of its provisions) because of special statutory exceptions. Other exceptions may be provided by regulations made under this Act.
Introductions to Chapters, notes, charts and diagrams are explanatory notes and do not form part of this Act. They are provided to assist understanding.