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 2020.
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
- Community Local Law
- Local law 10: Administration
- Local law 11: Protection of public assets and control of building sites
Application forms for:
- Outdoor dining, A-frame and footpath trading
- Activities in public places (mobile food vehicles, street stalls)
- Application for busking permit
Further information for:
- Outdoor Dining and Street Trading Code of Practice Fact Sheet
- Outdoor Dining and Street Trading Code of Practice
The Local Law Process of Municipal Government was rescinded by resolution at the Council Meeting March 28, 2022.