Council adopted a new Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2021 and associated Guidelines at its 15 June 2021 meeting.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the two stages of community consultation on new Local Law ideas and a proposed Local Law.


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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