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

Local Law No. 1 – Council Meeting Procedures & Common Seal

The objectives of Local Law No. 1 ‘Council Meeting Procedures & Common Seal’ 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 - Council Meeting Procedures & Common Seal:

Local Law No. 1 

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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Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 2:20pm


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.