Draft Shopping Trolley Amenity By-law

Photo of a shopping trolley sadly abandoned on a street in Marion

The draft Shopping Trolley Amenity By-law was approved by Council for consultation on 24 September 2019. The by-law states how we will deal with abandoned shopping trolleys in the future including fining retailers with containment systems if they fail to collect the trolleys within 48 hours and fines for individuals caught removing trolley’s from Shopping Centres.

We want to know whether or not you support the draft Shopping Trolley Amenity By-law.

What is being proposed?

Council is proposing introducing laws that would:

  • Create an offence for a person who does not comply with a direction from an authorised officer to return a trolley to a shopping centre
  • Create an offence for shopping centres with containment systems that do not collect trolleys taken from their premises within 48 hours
  • Create an offence for shopping centres without containment systems that do not immediately collect a trolley taken from their premises

This would involve:

  • Council requesting retailers with a trolley fleet of 25 or more to install a containment system around their premises such as wheel locks or a coin deposit, and advisory signs
  • Council requesting retailers to ensure their trolleys are clearly identified
  • Council officers being empowered to direct people to return a trolley to the retailer and issue a fine if they refuse

What fines could be imposed?

  • Retailers with a containment system fined up to $187.50 for each abandoned trolley they fail to collect within 48 hours
  • Retailers without a containment system fined $187.50 for each abandoned trolley they fail to collect immediately
  • Individuals fined $187.50 for failing to comply with direction from an authorised officer to return a trolley

You can have your say by taking the quick survey below or by writing a submission stating your level of support and why. If writing a submission please include your name and contact details including suburb you live in.

The consultation will run from 28 October until 19 November 2019.

Writing a submission:

If you have a number of comments about the draft by-law, you can write a submission to Luke Manuel, Team Leader Community Safety, City of Marion, 245 Sturt Road, Sturt, SA 5047.

You can also email whether you support or not with comments to communityengagement@marion.sa.gov.au. Please include your name and contact details including suburb.

Further information:

Please contact Team Leader Community Safety, Luke Manuel on 8375 6600 or luke.manuel@marion.sa.gov.au.

The draft Shopping Trolley Amenity By-law was approved by Council for consultation on 24 September 2019. The by-law states how we will deal with abandoned shopping trolleys in the future including fining retailers with containment systems if they fail to collect the trolleys within 48 hours and fines for individuals caught removing trolley’s from Shopping Centres.

We want to know whether or not you support the draft Shopping Trolley Amenity By-law.

What is being proposed?

Council is proposing introducing laws that would:

  • Create an offence for a person who does not comply with a direction from an authorised officer to return a trolley to a shopping centre
  • Create an offence for shopping centres with containment systems that do not collect trolleys taken from their premises within 48 hours
  • Create an offence for shopping centres without containment systems that do not immediately collect a trolley taken from their premises

This would involve:

  • Council requesting retailers with a trolley fleet of 25 or more to install a containment system around their premises such as wheel locks or a coin deposit, and advisory signs
  • Council requesting retailers to ensure their trolleys are clearly identified
  • Council officers being empowered to direct people to return a trolley to the retailer and issue a fine if they refuse

What fines could be imposed?

  • Retailers with a containment system fined up to $187.50 for each abandoned trolley they fail to collect within 48 hours
  • Retailers without a containment system fined $187.50 for each abandoned trolley they fail to collect immediately
  • Individuals fined $187.50 for failing to comply with direction from an authorised officer to return a trolley

You can have your say by taking the quick survey below or by writing a submission stating your level of support and why. If writing a submission please include your name and contact details including suburb you live in.

The consultation will run from 28 October until 19 November 2019.

Writing a submission:

If you have a number of comments about the draft by-law, you can write a submission to Luke Manuel, Team Leader Community Safety, City of Marion, 245 Sturt Road, Sturt, SA 5047.

You can also email whether you support or not with comments to communityengagement@marion.sa.gov.au. Please include your name and contact details including suburb.

Further information:

Please contact Team Leader Community Safety, Luke Manuel on 8375 6600 or luke.manuel@marion.sa.gov.au.

Shopping Trolley Amenity By-law survey

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