To address the problem of cigarette butt litter on beaches Cottesloe Council in Perth, is likely to ban smoking on its beaches early in 2018.
A change to local laws was gazetted before the WA State Parliament on 14 November 2017. The change to the Local Government Property Local Law would allow the Cottesloe Council to install signs that prohibit smoking on beaches, and also five metres from the entrances and exits of any local government premises.
To be completely lawful, MPs in both houses of Parliament are required to have 14 sitting days to propose a disallowance of the change, which means this is possible, though unlikely, in March 2018.
The Cottesloe Council will decide early in 2018 where the ban on smoking is likely to be enforced.