Local Law No. 1 Neighbourhood Amenity 2012 is designed to enhance public safety, to improve the liveability of our neighbourhoods and to protect Council’s public assets.
Our Local Law was was developed following months of consultation and community input, and was adopted by Council in July 2012, replacing the General Local Law of 2005.
What do Local Laws cover?
Some of the things covered under our Local Laws include:
- Road names and house numbers
- Unsightly land
- Domestic waste, recycling and hard waste collections
- Keeping animals, grazing livestock, adequate fencing
- Shipping containers
- Roadside and footpath trading
- Smoking and alcohol zones
- Motor bikes, motorised and non-recreational vehicles
- Vehicle crossings
- Reserves and foreshores
- Burning off, lighting fires
- Planting on nature strips
- Road opening, drainage tapping
- Building sites
If you would like further information regarding the Local Law, contact our Local Laws Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.
Use of body cameras
Our Parking and Community Safety Officers wear body cameras for their safety and wellbeing. The cameras also benefit the community by helping prevent anti-social behaviour. Body cameras are attached to an officer’s uniform, and are clearly visible.You may be recorded if you interact with these staff. Officers will announce when and if they are recording. Recordings are used for Occupational Health and Safety purposes as well as for staff professional development.