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:
- Amend Council’s Local Law No. 3 – Community Amenity; and
- 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)