We operate under General Local Law 2008. This Local Law’s objectives are to provide for:
- administration of our powers and functions
- protection, safe and fair use and enjoyment of our property
- safe and fair use of streets, roads and footpaths
- protection, maintenance and enhancement of the municipality’s amenity to a standard that meets general expectations of our community
- keeping and control of animals, on land and on our property
- uniform and fair administration and enforcement of this Local Law
Some of our Local Laws are listed below. For the full list view General Local Law 2008.
Asbestos Removal and Transport
A person other than an experienced asbestos removalist must not remove material from a residential premises that contains or is liable to contain asbestos unless:
- The asbestos is non-friable, not more than 10 square metres in area and its removal does not take longer than one hour in any seven day period
- All reasonable precautions are taken, including wetting down of the material immediately prior to its removal and keeping it wet until it is wrapped in plastic, sealed and clearly labelled to indicate the presence of asbestos
- The material is transported and disposed of in accordance with the requirements of the Environment Protection (Prescribed Waste) Regulations 1998.
A person must not camp on Council property or in a public place in a tent, caravan or other temporary makeshift structure without a permit.
An owner or occupier of residential land must not cause or allow any chimney to discharge dust, grit, ash or smoke to such an extent that in the opinion of an authorised officer, it may endanger the health of or is offensive to another person.
Condition of Land
An owner or occupier of land must keep that land, and anything on that land:
- In a manner that is not unsightly
- In a manner from which trees, plants or other things overhang any road at a height of not less than 3 metres
- In a manner that is not a haven for snakes, vermin, weeds or insects
- Free of rubbish, disused excavation, waste material, machinery or derelict vehicles
- In a manner which is not dangerous or likely to cause danger to life.
- An owner of vacant land must keep grass, weeds, and undergrowth on that land at a height below 150mm.
Discharge to Drains
A person must not deposit or allow any substance, other than storm water, to enter any drain under the control of Council.
Heavy Motor Vehicles on Land
Without a permit, a person must not keep, dismantle, repair or paint a motor vehicle of more than a net weight of 4.5 tonnes or length of 6 metres on any land. Find the permit on our Local Law Forms page.
See our Reporting a Nuisance page for graffiti complaints information.
A person must not consume liquor or have in their possession an opened container of liquor on Council property or in a public place. Council may designate and signpost areas in which the consumption of liquor is permitted during specified hours or between sunrise and sunset.
A person must not reside in a caravan, makeshift dwelling or portable shed on any private land without a permit. Find the permit on our Local Law Forms page.
Police are best placed to respond to domestic noise complaints such as loud music at parties or issues where the noisy neighbour might also be threatening.
Numbering of Premises
An owner or occupier of premises must display the number of the premises as allocated by Council so that it can be readily seen from the road at all times.
Open Air Burning
Except for cooking food outdoors a person must not burn or allow to be burned any matter in the open air without a permit. Find the permit on our Local Law Forms page.
Street Parties, Circuses, Festivals or Events
A person must not organise or conduct a street party, circus, festival or event on Council property without a permit. See our Events in Brimbank page for details.