Notice of Making a Local Law - Community Amenity (Miscellaneous Amendments)

 20 November 2017

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 comes into operation on 1 December 2017.

The following information about the Local Law is provided in accordance with section 119(3) of the Local Government Act 1989:

Purpose of the Local Law

The purpose of the Local Law is to:

  1. Amend Council’s Local Law No. 3 – Community Amenity; and
  2. Provide for the peace, order and good government of Council’s municipal district.

General Purport of the Local Law

The Local Law amends Local Law No. 3 – Community Amenity and:

  • Amends some maximum penalty amounts;
  • Introduces a new defined term and makes some amendments to existing defined terms;
  • Provides for new exceptions from the:
    • Prohibition on animals in Municipal Places;
    • Restrictions on the lighting and maintenance of fires; and
  • Creates offences relating to:
    • Conducting filming in reserves or Council controlled land;
    • Failure to maintain a nature strip adjacent to land in areas other than residential areas; and
    • Displaying offensive or inappropriate content on advertising signs.

The local law comes into operation on 1 December 2017.

A copy of the Local Law may be inspected or obtained during office hours, at the Monash Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley and Oakleigh Service Centre, 3 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh and online:

Proposed Local Law: Community Amenity (Miscellaneous Amendments) Local Law (pdf, 117KB)

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