A proposed Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2021 and incorporated Guidelines will be considered by Council for adoption at its meeting on 18 May 2021. You can read the agenda here.

This proposed new Local Law has been revised in response to feedback received during the second stage of community consultation in January – March 2021. Please note that these amendments are proposed by Council Officers and are subject to the support of Council at its meeting on 18 May 2021.

About the Local Law review

From trees to rubbish to parking to pets, Bayside’s Local Law ensures Council can respond to local issues and protect everyone's enjoyment of public spaces, and health and safety within our municipality.

A proposed new Local Law was drafted, taking into consideration extensive community feedback, legal advice and local government best practice.

Almost 7,000 community members completed a survey in August/September 2020 on new Local Law ideas and the existing Local Law. You can read the results of that survey here. Ideas that were supported were included in the proposed Local Law. The idea to ban burning solid fuel outdoors was not supported and is not included.

In January – March 2021, we asked our community to provide feedback on the proposed new Local Law via a written submission. Participants could also request to speak in support of their submission at a Special Meeting of Council. Find out more about the results of this stage of consultation.

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