Rules for the neighbourhood

Rules for the neighbourhood

Council is seeking the community’s thoughts and ideas for an update of two important documents – the General Local Law and the Domestic Animal Management Plan- that influence how the community enjoys local neighbourhoods, main streets and public places.

Council welcomes community feedback to help shape the new policies and regulations.

The General Local Law sets out legally enforceable standards to protect amenity and safety in neighbourhoods, main streets and public places. By providing feedback you can have your say on many issues, such as buskers, footpath trading, overhanging branches, and unsightly premises.

The Domestic Animal Management Plan outlines Council’s programs, services and strategies relating to the management of dogs and cats in the municipality. The review of this plan offers residents an opportunity to have their say on many issues, such as barking dogs, de-sexing of animals, feral cats and off-leash parks.

How can you provide feedback?


Making a submission

In accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989, any person may make a written submission to the Council.

Anyone wishing to be heard in support of their submission at the meeting should state so in their submission.

Written submissions ie feedback forms must be received no later than 5pm on 9 June 2017.

Hard copy forms may be mailed to

City Compliance Department,
Brimbank City Council,
PO Box 70,
Sunshine VIC 3020

or handed in to Council customer service areas in Sunshine, Keilor or Sydenham.

What happens next?

After this consultation period, Council will prepare drafts of the the General Local Law, and the Domestic Animal Management Plan for community discussion and feedback.

There will also be a statutory exhibition of the revised General Local Law and a public hearing if required.

As the final stage, the revised documents will be formally endorsed by Council.

If you have questions call Council’s City Compliance Department on 9249 4000.


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