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Council's local laws cover a broad range of issues and activities including:

  • Council meeting procedures
  • Unsightly land
  • Shipping containers
  • Dilapidated buildings
  • Camping
  • Keeping of domestic animals
  • Keeping of livestock
  • Burning of offensive materials
  • General activities on roads -  Application form
    • Signs on road reserves
    • Roadside displays (A-frame business signs, items for sale)  
    • Outdoor eating facilities
  • Trees on road reserves
  • Droving and grazing of livestock on roads

Local Law No. 1 – Processes of Municipal Government

The objectives of Local Law No. 1 ‘Processes of Local Government’ are to provide a mechanism to facilitate the good government of the Council, promote and encourage community participation in local government, regulate the control of officials and provide for the administration of Councils powers and functions.

Please see the below links to view Local Law No. 1 - Processes of Municipal Government:

Local Law No. 1 - Local Law No. 1

Local Law No. 1a - Local Law No. 1a

Local Law No. 2 – General Public Amenity

The objectives of Local Law No. 2 ‘General Public Amenity’ is to provide a safe and healthy environment for residents of Golden Plains Shire. It also helps ensure residents are given an opportunity to enjoy a quality of life that enhances their well-being whilst protecting a range of public assets and values. This is achieved through a variety of clauses that regulate, prohibit, facilitate or place controls over a wide range of activities.

Please see the below links to view Local Law No.2 - General Public Amenity and associated documents.

Local Law No. 2 

Local Law No.2(6) Unsightly Land Annex Document 

Local Law No.2(25) Recyclable and Domestic Waste Annex Document


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Friday, 20 July 2018 - 11:47am


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.