Community invited to have their say on draft Administration Local Law

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The City of Greater Bendigo has reviewed its Administration Local Law No 10 and is encouraging the public to inspect the draft which is now available for public comment.

Local Law No 10 provides procedures for the administration of local laws and the issue of permits, notices to comply, notices of impounding and infringement notices. It also provides procedures for the setting of fees and charges in relation to all local laws.

Only minor amendments have resulted from the review of Local Law No 10. The changes relate specifically to internal review panels, the introduction of the new Community Local Law which is currently on exhibition and an increase in some penalty units.

City of Greater Bendigo Safe and Healthy Environments Manager Caroline Grylls said Local laws expire after 10 years and can be reviewed at any time after they are made.

“Local laws are reviewed regularly to ensure they are relevant and reflect the contemporary expectations of the community and the Local Government sector. They are a regulatory tool available to Local Government to help it manage the safety, amenity and protection of its assets and the environment and are specific to a particular municipality,” Ms Grylls said.

“With recent changes to the organisation structure, the positions listed as required on internal review panels needed to be updated.

“Penalty amounts for some on the spot penalty infringement notices, which can be issued by the City’s authorised officers, have also been increased for the first time in many years.

“Council is encouraging the community to inspect the amended local law and if they wish have their say on it.”

The Draft Greater Bendigo City Council Local Law No. 10 - Administration can be inspected from the City’s offices in Bendigo and Heathcote or online at

All submissions will be considered in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. If a submitter wishes to appear in person, or be represented by a person, this should be specifically requested in the written submission.

Submissions close at 5pm March 26, 2018 and should be addressed to Caroline Grylls, Manager Safe and Healthy Environments, City of Greater Bendigo, PO Box 733 Bendigo 3552.

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