Notice of intention to make a Local Law - Community Living 2018

Notice is given pursuant to sections 119 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act) that the Greater Shepparton City Council proposes to make a new Local Law No. 1 – Community Living 2018 (‘the proposed local law’).

The purpose and general purport of the proposed local law is to:

  1. provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district of the Greater Shepparton City Council;
  2. provide for those matters which require a Local Law under the Local Government Act 1989, and any other Act;
  3. provide for the administration of Council powers and functions, and for the issue of permits and infringement notices;
  4. prohibit, regulate and control activities, physical works including construction, events, practices or behaviour in the municipal district so that no detriment is caused to the amenity of the neighbourhood, nor nuisance to a person, nor detrimental effect to the environment or property;
  5. regulate and control the consumption of liquor and possession of liquor other than in a sealed container;
  6. protect the assets vested in Council;
  7. regulate the droving, grazing and movement of livestock throughout the municipal district, minimise the damage to road surfaces, formations, drainage, native vegetation and surrounding areas arising from livestock and to alert other road users to the presence of livestock on roads in the interests of road safety;
  8. enhance public safety and community amenity; and
  9. support the Council to undertake its powers and duties in relation to drains and drainage of land.

Proposed changes brought about by the proposed Local Law are not substantial and do not impact on the general purpose and purport of the current Local Law. The opportunity has been taken to improve clarity and remove clauses which might encroach on the field covered by other legislation, such as the Road Safety Road Rules 2017 and the Environment Protection Act 1970.

The proposed local law and community impact statement are available below:

Hard copies can be obtained from the Council offices (90 Welsford Street, Shepparton) during office hours.

Any person may make a written submission on the proposed Local Law to Council. All submissions received will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Only submissions received by Council by 5.00pm on 27 April 2018 shall be considered.

Any person may, in their written submission, request to be provided with an opportunity to make a verbal representation, or have someone make the representation on their behalf, in support of their submission before a meeting of the Council.

Where a person wishes to be heard by Council they must advise of such in their written submission. The Council will meet for this purpose on 15 May 2018 at 1.00pm in the Council Boardroom, first floor, 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton.

Written submissions should be marked "Proposed Local Law No. 1 – Community Living 2018" and can be made:

  • via email to council@shepparton.vic.gov.au
  • via mail to
    Laurienne Winbanks
    Manager Citizen Services
    Greater Shepparton City Council
    Locked Bag 1000
    SHEPPARTON VIC 3632
  • in person to the Council offices (90 Welsford Street, Shepparton)

Please note that copies of submissions (including submitters’ names and addresses) will be made available at the Council meeting at which the above proposal will be considered. Council will also make submissions available for public inspection for a period of twelve months.

Further information regarding the Draft Local Law can be obtained by telephoning Laurienne Winbanks on (03) 5832 9700.

Peter Harriott
Chief Executive Officer