Proposed General Local Law 2018 updated Document Set ID 2618972

Consultation has concluded

Update: Glenelg Shire Council has resolved its intention to create a new General Local Law 2018 at Tuesday night’s Ordinary Council Meeting as the current local law is set to expire in March 2018.

The Local Law broadly covers areas to protect the amenity and environment, control and keeping of animals, activities on roads and Council land, protection of Council assets and control of building sites.

Please see attached link for more information.


The Glenelg Shire Council has reviewed the General Local Law 2008 and has resolved its intention to replace it by making a new General Local Law 2018. Prior to adoption by Council we are providing people affected by the proposed Local Law an opportunity to make a submission as required by section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989.

Submissions on the proposed General Local Law 2018 must be received on or before Thursday 30 November 2017.

Background

The current General Local Law 2008 was adopted by Council in March 2008 and will expire no later than March 2018. In accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 all local laws sunset no later than 10 years from adoption unless revoked earlier.

The current Local Law is an omnibus local law, meaning it contains numerous provisions that might otherwise be contained within separate local laws. It is Council’s intention for the new Local Law to remain an omnibus local law.

During August 2017, Council Local Laws staff undertook a series of road shows of the draft Proposed Local Law around specific towns within the Municipality. Feedback was received from a number of people in the community. This resulted in the following changes being incorporated into the proposed Local Law:

  1. An order under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 to create a cat curfew between 7.00pm and 7.00am the following day; and

  2. The requirement for people in control of a dog in a public place to have in their possession a bag to remove any excrement deposited by the dog.

Submission Process

Any person affected by the proposed Local Law may make a submission to Council. All submissions received on or before Thursday 30 November 2017 will be considered by Council in accordance with section 223 of the Act.

Any person making a submission is entitled to request (in the submission itself) to be heard at a Special Committee meeting in support of their submission, either in person or by a person acting on their behalf, to be held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 1.00pm at the Glenelg Shire Council Portland Municipal Offices.

Submissions should be marked ‘Proposed General Local Law 2018’ and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Glenelg Shire Council, PO Box 152, Portland 3305. Submissions may also be:

A copy of the proposed Local Law and associated documents can be obtained at a Glenelg Shire Council Customer Service Centre or viewed online at yoursay.glenelg.vic.gov.au

Purpose & General Purport

This Local Law is ultimately aimed to protect the amenity of the municipality and the health and safety of the community. This is not simply about compliance but about creating an environment that is equitable and fair where residents, business and visitors alike can participate in the community with mutual respect and enjoyment.

The purpose and general purport of the proposed Local Law are to provide for:

  • peace, order and good government of the municipality;

  • a safe and healthy environment so that the community within the municipality can enjoy a quality of life that meets expectations;

  • the safe and fair use and enjoyment of public places;

  • the protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality;

  • fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land;

  • protection of assets vested in, controlled or owned by Council; and

  • uniform and fair administration and exercise of Council powers and functions of this Local Law.

The main parts include:

  • Part 2 – Environment

  • Part 3 – Animals

  • Part 4 – Roads and Council Land

  • Part 5 – Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites

  • Part 6 – Administration

  • Part 7 - Enforcement

Benefits of the project

The Local Law imposes certain standards and expectations on the community and provides Council the ability to assess the appropriateness of certain activities through the issuing of permits and applying relevant conditions.

The benefits to the community as a result of this Local Law will be:

  • a safe and healthy environment so that the community within the municipality can enjoy a quality of life that meets its expectations;

  • safe and fair use and enjoyment of public places;

  • fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land;

  • protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality; and

  • protection of Council controlled or owned assets so that the community is not unreasonably burdened by the financial cost of damage caused by others.

Project Impacts

A Local Law Community Impact Statement has been prepared (and updated following the community roadshows) to assist the community understand the proposed changes. However the major impacts that we believe should be highlighted are:

  • the potential for mediation and restriction on the use of motorised vehicles, such as motor bikes, on private land, where Council receives at least 2 independent complaints;

  • that a person must not occupy or keep, other than for storage purposes, a caravan, recreational vehicle (RV) or moveable dwelling on private land for more than 30 consecutive days or a total of 30 days in a 6 month period without a permit;

  • the requirement for a person to collect any excrement left by a dog under their control on a road, Council land or public place;

  • the requirement for people in control of a dog in a public place to have in their possession a bag to remove any excrement deposited by the dog.

  • that a person in control of a dog must bring the dog under effective control promptly if the dog behaves in a manner which threatens any person or animal;

  • that any person in control of a dog must be a person physically capable of controlling the dog and preventing it from being a nuisance or a danger to other persons; and

  • that the owner of any cat must confine the cat to the owner’s property, either within the dwelling or within another escape proof building between the hours of 7.00pm and 7.00am the following day.

Update: Glenelg Shire Council has resolved its intention to create a new General Local Law 2018 at Tuesday night’s Ordinary Council Meeting as the current local law is set to expire in March 2018.

The Local Law broadly covers areas to protect the amenity and environment, control and keeping of animals, activities on roads and Council land, protection of Council assets and control of building sites.

Please see attached link for more information.


The Glenelg Shire Council has reviewed the General Local Law 2008 and has resolved its intention to replace it by making a new General Local Law 2018. Prior to adoption by Council we are providing people affected by the proposed Local Law an opportunity to make a submission as required by section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989.

Submissions on the proposed General Local Law 2018 must be received on or before Thursday 30 November 2017.

Background

The current General Local Law 2008 was adopted by Council in March 2008 and will expire no later than March 2018. In accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 all local laws sunset no later than 10 years from adoption unless revoked earlier.

The current Local Law is an omnibus local law, meaning it contains numerous provisions that might otherwise be contained within separate local laws. It is Council’s intention for the new Local Law to remain an omnibus local law.

During August 2017, Council Local Laws staff undertook a series of road shows of the draft Proposed Local Law around specific towns within the Municipality. Feedback was received from a number of people in the community. This resulted in the following changes being incorporated into the proposed Local Law:

  1. An order under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 to create a cat curfew between 7.00pm and 7.00am the following day; and

  2. The requirement for people in control of a dog in a public place to have in their possession a bag to remove any excrement deposited by the dog.

Submission Process

Any person affected by the proposed Local Law may make a submission to Council. All submissions received on or before Thursday 30 November 2017 will be considered by Council in accordance with section 223 of the Act.

Any person making a submission is entitled to request (in the submission itself) to be heard at a Special Committee meeting in support of their submission, either in person or by a person acting on their behalf, to be held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 1.00pm at the Glenelg Shire Council Portland Municipal Offices.

Submissions should be marked ‘Proposed General Local Law 2018’ and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Glenelg Shire Council, PO Box 152, Portland 3305. Submissions may also be:

A copy of the proposed Local Law and associated documents can be obtained at a Glenelg Shire Council Customer Service Centre or viewed online at yoursay.glenelg.vic.gov.au

Purpose & General Purport

This Local Law is ultimately aimed to protect the amenity of the municipality and the health and safety of the community. This is not simply about compliance but about creating an environment that is equitable and fair where residents, business and visitors alike can participate in the community with mutual respect and enjoyment.

The purpose and general purport of the proposed Local Law are to provide for:

  • peace, order and good government of the municipality;

  • a safe and healthy environment so that the community within the municipality can enjoy a quality of life that meets expectations;

  • the safe and fair use and enjoyment of public places;

  • the protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality;

  • fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land;

  • protection of assets vested in, controlled or owned by Council; and

  • uniform and fair administration and exercise of Council powers and functions of this Local Law.

The main parts include:

  • Part 2 – Environment

  • Part 3 – Animals

  • Part 4 – Roads and Council Land

  • Part 5 – Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites

  • Part 6 – Administration

  • Part 7 - Enforcement

Benefits of the project

The Local Law imposes certain standards and expectations on the community and provides Council the ability to assess the appropriateness of certain activities through the issuing of permits and applying relevant conditions.

The benefits to the community as a result of this Local Law will be:

  • a safe and healthy environment so that the community within the municipality can enjoy a quality of life that meets its expectations;

  • safe and fair use and enjoyment of public places;

  • fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land;

  • protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality; and

  • protection of Council controlled or owned assets so that the community is not unreasonably burdened by the financial cost of damage caused by others.

Project Impacts

A Local Law Community Impact Statement has been prepared (and updated following the community roadshows) to assist the community understand the proposed changes. However the major impacts that we believe should be highlighted are:

  • the potential for mediation and restriction on the use of motorised vehicles, such as motor bikes, on private land, where Council receives at least 2 independent complaints;

  • that a person must not occupy or keep, other than for storage purposes, a caravan, recreational vehicle (RV) or moveable dwelling on private land for more than 30 consecutive days or a total of 30 days in a 6 month period without a permit;

  • the requirement for a person to collect any excrement left by a dog under their control on a road, Council land or public place;

  • the requirement for people in control of a dog in a public place to have in their possession a bag to remove any excrement deposited by the dog.

  • that a person in control of a dog must bring the dog under effective control promptly if the dog behaves in a manner which threatens any person or animal;

  • that any person in control of a dog must be a person physically capable of controlling the dog and preventing it from being a nuisance or a danger to other persons; and

  • that the owner of any cat must confine the cat to the owner’s property, either within the dwelling or within another escape proof building between the hours of 7.00pm and 7.00am the following day.