What we asked
In August/September 2020, we asked our community to complete a survey about eight new Local Law ideas suggested by residents, and comment on the existing Local Law No. 2 Parts 5 to 9, which are the issues managed by the Local Law.
We did not seek feedback on fines, permits or enforcement, or the policies and processes which sit underneath the Local Law.
We received responses from 6,959 people, submitting 3,097 comments.
What you told us
This was the percentage of community support for the following Local Law ideas:
- Removing dumped shopping trolleys (80% support)
- Preventing derelict or abandoned buildings (71% support)
- Extending the smoking ban to cover the foreshore (69% support)
- Requiring a permit for long-term parking of trailers, caravans and boats (55% support)
- Mobile advertising billboards need a permit (53% support)
- Shared transport services operators need a permit (48% support)
- Drones need a permit to fly over Council land (46% support)
- Ban burning solid fuel outdoors (11% support)
A resounding 86% of people surveyed were opposed to a ban on burning solid fuels outdoors – which, if adopted, would prohibit the use of charcoal barbeques, wood-fired pizza ovens, and firepits in Bayside.
Many people (3,097) also provided comments on the existing Local Law, particularly on trees (308 responses), pets (214) and smoking and alcohol (104).
What we did
A proposed new Local Law has been developed in response to Phase 1 community feedback and legal advice.
The idea to ban burning solid fuel outdoors received minimal support from the community (11%) and has not been included in the proposed new Local Law.
The other seven Local Law ideas from residents did receive community support and have been included in the proposed new Local Law.
Community consultation on the proposed new Local Law will open on 28 January 2021 until 5 March 2021.
This phase of consultation has been timed to encourage participation, ensuring everyone’s back from their summer holidays and festive celebrations with friends and family.
A Special Committee of Council meeting will be held at 6pm on 31 March 2021 to hear any submissions from the community. Council will also receive a report on any submissions received at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 18 May 2021.
Following revisions from community feedback, the proposed new Local Law will be considered by Council for adoption in June 2021.
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Read the complete engagement report
This page contains a summary of the results of Phase 1 community consultation on new Local Law ideas and the current Local Law. To read the complete results of this phase of consultation, click here to download the full report.