R48 Reserve Trustee Adopts Trust Land Protection and Use Model By-law 2009

14 Sep R48 Reserve Trustee Adopts Trust Land Protection and Use Model By-law 2009

Mount Isa Water Board, has adopted the Trust Land Protection and Use Model By-law 2009 for the R48 Reserve trust land which surrounds Lake Moondarra (Lot 90 on SP237661).

“Earlier in the year MIWB asked the community for their input on a proposal to adopt both the Protection and Use Model By-law and the Consumption of Liquor Model By-law” MIWB Chief Executive, Stephen Farrelly said “In light of the feedback we received, the Board decided against adoption adopting the latter, formally proceeding with adopting only the Protection and Use Model By-law which identifies a broad range of undesirable behaviours not accepted on the reserve”.

The purposes of the Trust Land Protection and Use Model By-law 2009 is to protect and regulate the use of land and buildings on the Reserve. This model by-law regulates the lighting of fires, damaging of property, access to closed areas, camping, selling of things, littering, use of vehicles and control of animals on the trust land.

“While MIWB has had similar rules for reserve users for many years, the formal adoption as by-laws will provide more options for the management of anti-social behaviours by a small minority” Mr Farrelly said.

“A copy of the model by-law is to be given by MIWB to the Minister under the Land Act 1994″ Mr Farrelly said, “The Minister then arranges for the adoption of the model by-law by MIWB to be published in the Queensland Government Gazette”.

The by-laws can be viewed here on MIWB’s website.