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Published Monday 12 July 2021
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Have your say on Council’s draft local law

From pets to parking, from weeds to waste, Mitchell Shire’s local laws help Council address local issues to ensure community safety and wellbeing and to protect our public spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Mitchell Shire Council has begun four weeks of community consultation and is looking for input on a draft Community and Environment local law.

Under State legislation the Local Law needs to be reviewed at least every 10 years. The draft Local Law incorporates some changes to make it easier to understand and to help meet the changing needs of the community.

Some of the items up for discussion include:

  • Preventing abandoned shopping trolleys by promoting the return ofshopping trolleys through coin mechanisms or barrier locking devices
  • Prohibiting the use of recreational vehicles in residential areas and onproperties smaller than 0.4 hectares (1 acre)
  • Increasing the number of animals that can be kept on properties that arelarger than 0.4 hectares.
  • Camping will be permitted on private properties smaller than 0.4 hectaresfor up to 7 days every 12 months (camping is not currently permitted atall)
  • Restricting parking of heavy vehicles on private land in residential areas.

Council would like to hear your views on the discussion points and anything else you’d like to see considered in the Proposed Local Law.

The draft Local Law – Community and Environment Local Law 2021 – along with the Community Impact Statement which sets out the changes from the existing Local Law, can be viewed on our Engaging Mitchell website.

To have your say, complete our online survey or you can chat with our Local Laws team at one of the drop-in sessions.

Submissions close at 9am Monday 2 August.

Drop-in sessions

Greater Beveridge Community Centre

  • Tuesday 13 July
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre

  • Thursday 15 July
  • 10am to 11am

Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre

  • Thursday 15 July
  • 12pm to 1pm

Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre

  • Tuesday 20 July
  • 10am to 11am

Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre

  • Tuesday 20 July
  • 12pm to 1pm

Broadford Town Hall

  • Thursday 22 July
  • 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Online session

There will also be two Online Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday 20 July, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Monday 26 July, 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Registrations are essential.

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

"Mitchell Shire Council’s Local Law helps address local issues to support community safety and wellbeing and to protect our public spaces for everyone to enjoy," she said.

"The Local Law affects every resident in one way or another, from behaviour in public places to impacts on our environment from unlawful behaviour."

"We’ve got a number of face-to-face and online drop in sessions for people to find out more about the draft local law and to provide input. It is important for people take this opportunity to tell us what’s important to them and help shape a Local Law that reflects the needs of our community."

This page was last updated on 2 August 2021.