Monash has four local laws which are in place to protect the amenity of Monash and the safety of all those who come to be in it. These local laws cover many aspects of daily life such as keeping footpaths and walkways clear of vegetation, sharing the available parking fairly, reducing risks and ensuring the proper procedures are followed in Council meetings and elections.
Monash Council has approved the release of its draft Governance Rules, which include the Election Period Policy for public consultation.
We are inviting written submissions until 5pm, Friday 31 July 2020.
These Rules will replace the Meeting Procedures Local Law and govern the conduct of meetings of Council and Delegated Committees.
We encourage the community to be responsible for keeping Monash a safe and enjoyable place to live and work by complying with our local laws.
The below permit covers a number of uses including container storage, general fundraising and fireworks.
Local Law General Permit (pdf, 772KB)
Outdoor smoking bans
The new smoking bans prohibit smoking in outdoor dining areas of restaurants, cafes, take-away shops and licensed premises in areas where food is consumed on footpaths, balconies and in courtyards. The smoking bans came into effect on 1 August 2017.
Notices of Making Local Laws
On 28 November 2017, Monash City Council (Council) made a new local law, to be referred to as the Meeting Procedures Local Law No. 1, which came into operation on 19 December 2017.
Read more: Notice of Making a Local Law - Meeting Procedures Local Law No. 1
Community Amenity (Miscellaneous Amendments)
On 31 October 2017, Monash Council made a new local law, to be referred to as Local Law No. 1 of 2017 – Community Amenity (Miscellaneous Amendments) Local Law, which came into operation on 1 December 2017.
Read more: Notice of Making a Local Law - Community Amenity (Miscellaneous Amendments)