Local laws enable Council's to identify local issues that are important to the community and put controls in place to ensure public safety, amenity and protection of natural and community assets.
Council creates local laws that apply to its municipal district through the Local Government Act 1989.
Local laws must not be inconsistent with other legislation or regulation or duplicate any matters contained within a planning scheme.
Local laws determine when activities require permits for residents and others.
City of Greater Bendigo current laws include:
- Local law 2: Keeping of animals
- Local law 3: Environmental local law
- Local law 4: Streets and roads
- Local law 5: Municipal places
- Local law 8: Council meeting procedures
- Local law 9: Bendigo Livestock Exchange
- Local law 10: Administration
- Local law 11: Protection of public assets and control of building sites
- Local law 12: Itinerant trading 2003
Local law no. 12 controls and administers itinerant trade in public places in Greater Bendigo. It is currently under review.