Governance Local Laws

Council has made three (3) Local Laws that act as secondary legislation for the City of Brimbank. Local Law No. 1 and No. 3 are Governance related, and Local Law No. 2 relates to the safe and fair use of the municipality by the community. The Local Laws are made under section 111(1) of the Local Government Act 1989.

Governance (Meeting Procedure) Local Law No. 1 2015 (Operational from 19 June 2015) - Meeting Procedure

The purpose of this Local Law is to:

  • Provide for the election of the Mayor
  • Regulate the use of the common seal
  • Provide for the procedures governing the conduct of Council Meetings, Special Committee meetings and Advisory Committee meetings 
  • Set the rules of behaviour for those participating in or present at Council Meetings, Special Committee meetings, Advisory Committee meetings, and
  • Provide for the appointment of Councillors as members of committees established by the Council or as Council representatives to external committees and organisations. 

Read Governance (Meeting Procedure) Local Law No. 1 2015.

 

General Local Law No. 2 2008

The purpose of this Local Law is to provide for the:

  • Administration of Council powers and functions
  • Protection, safe and fair use and enjoyment of Council property
  • Safe and fair use of streets, roads and footpaths
  • Protection, maintenance and enhancement of the amenity of the municipality to a standard that meets the general expectations of the community
  • Keeping and control of animals, on land and on Council property, and
  • Uniform and fair administration and enforcement of this Local Law.

View the Local Law No. 2 on our Local Laws Page.

 

Governance (Major Policy Consultation) Local Law No. 3 2014

This Local Law enables Council to determine whether a policy is, or is not, a 'major policy' and prescribes a public consultation process to be followed when the Council proposes to make, amend, modify or revoke a 'major policy'.

The purpose of this Local Law is to:

  • Provide for some policies of Council to be designated as major policies
  • Prescribe the procedure to be followed before making, amending, modifying or revoking a major policy
  • Promote transparency of decision-making
  • Promote best practice in governance processes, and
  • Provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district.

Read Governance (Major Policy Consultation) Local Law No. 3 2014.

There are currently seven (7) major policies that fall under this Local Law: