(1) A local law may
provide that contravention of a provision of the local law is an offence, and
may provide for the offence to be punishable on conviction by a penalty not
exceeding a fine of $5 000.
(2) If the offence is
of a continuing nature, the local law may make the person liable to a further
penalty not exceeding a fine of $500 in respect of each day or part of a day
during which the offence has continued.
(3) The local law may
provide for the imposition of a minimum penalty for the offence.
(4) The level of the
penalty may be related to either or both of the following —
circumstances or extent of the offence;
whether the offender has committed previous offences and, if so, the number of
previous offences that the offender has committed.
(5) A local law may
specify the method and the means by which any fines imposed are to be paid and
collected, or recovered.