Local Laws

 

Draft Community Local Law 2017

The community is encouraged to have their say on the new Community Local Law 2017. The draft law addresses a number of matters, including property, animal and waste collection; parking vehicles, activities on road and stock movements; businesses and builders; alcohol and smoking; municipal places, reserves, landfill sites and buildings; and administration of the Local Law, including stronger enforcement of action over dilapidated buildings. Two community drop-in sessions will be held next week to give residents an opportunity to ask questions about the Draft Community Local Law 2017, with one at Cooinda Ballarat Community Health, Wendouree, next Tuesday from 4-7pm and one at the City of Ballarat Committee Room 2, Ballarat Town Hall next Thursday from 4-7pm. Submissions on the draft law close on Monday 25 August.

 

Please view the Draft Community Local Law 2017 and accompanying Explatory Report.


No. 12 - SaleyardsTop of document.

The purpose of this Local Law is to:

  1. to provide for the administration and management of the Ballarat Livestock Selling Centre (also known as the Central Victorian Livestock Exchange (CVLX) by conferring discretionary authority on the Manager to manage the Saleyards on Council's behalf.
  2. to assist in the documentation of procedures and the expectations of Saleyard users such that accreditation to NSQA can be achieved.
  3. to enable the Manager to set and collect fees from vendors selling stock in the Saleyards and to prescribe the level of those fees.
  4. to enable the Manager to prescribe the days and hours during each day on which sales can be held at the Saleyards.
  5. to protect Council assets and facilities at the Saleyards.
  6. to promote and enforce appropriate adherence to occupational health and safety practices at the Saleyards.
  7. to control and prevent behaviour which is a nuisance, or which may be detrimental to health and safety.
  8. to control the use of dogs at the Saleyards.
  9. to regulate smoking and the consumption of alcohol at the Saleyards.
  10. to provide for the administration of Council's powers and functions.
  11. to control the quality of livestock products through the fair and reasonable treatment of animals and the application of adequate animal husbandry practices.

Download Local Law No. 12 - Saleyards


No. 17 - Community Local LawTop of document.

Amending sections of Local Law No. 15

The purpose of this Local Law is to:

  1. provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district of the City of Ballarat.
  2. provide a safe and healthy environment, in which the residents of the municipality enjoy a quality of life that meets the general expectations of the community.
  3. control and regulate emissions to the air in order to improve the amenity, environment and quality of life in the municipality.
  4. ensure that the public can properly use and enjoy public reserves by regulating activities and behaviour in public reserves.
  5. prohibit, regulate and control the consumption of alcohol in designated areas within the municipality.
  6. manage, regulate and control the different uses to which roads, Council land and footpaths can be put to ensure that there is a proper balance between private uses and the need to maintain freedom of movement for the public.
  7. manage, regulate and control the keeping of animals and birds.
  8. Provide for an amendment to the 'Permit to Burn' clause to reduce the size of land for which such a permit is required.
  9. Introduce a requirement for businesses with shopping trolleys to utilise trolleys with coin-lock mechanisms from 1 July 2011 onwards.
  10. Create an offence for the disposal of household or business waste in public litter bins.
  11. Introduce a law requiring a permit to conduct any fireworks display.
  12. Amend the wording in Asset Protection Permits to enable officers to use their discretion as to whether to require payment of a bond prior to the issue of a permit.

Download Local Law No. 17

Download Local Law No.15


No. 18 - Meeting ProcedureTop of document.

The purpose of this Local Law is to:

  1. provide for the election of the Mayor.
  2. regulate the use of the common seal.
  3. prohibit unauthorised use of the common seal or any device resembling the common seal.
  4. provide for the procedures governing the conduct of Council meetings and Special Committee Meetings.
  5. clarify the role of Portfolio and Lead Councillors.

Download Local Law No.18


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