Local laws

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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 no. 12 controls and administers itinerant trade in public places in Greater Bendigo. It is currently under review.

Application forms for:

  1. Outdoor dining, Goods on footway and A Frame application form
  2. Activities in a public place Local Law No. 5 application form
  3. Busking permit application form
  4. Outdoor Street dining Code of Practice
  5. Guidelines: Outdoor Dining Code of Practice Fact Sheet
  6. Application for Open Air Burning
  7. Open Air Burning Fact Sheet

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This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.


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