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Consultation closes soon on the Local Law

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

If you’d like to have your say on Bayside’s proposed new Local Law, your feedback must be submitted in writing by 5pm, 5 March 2021.

The proposed Local Law, which has been drafted in response to community feedback and legal advice, covers a wide range of topics so Council can respond to local issues and protect everyone's enjoyment of public spaces, and health and safety.

Major changes in the proposed Local Law include:

  • A smoke-free foreshore and alcohol-free zone at Red Bluff Cliffs 
  • Preventing long-term parking of boats, trailers and caravans on Council roads
  • Stronger environmental and amenity protection requirements for building sites
  • Permits to fly drones over Council land 
  • Preventing abandoned shopping trolleys
  • Permits for share bike and/or e-scooter schemes
  • Permits for advertising signs and mobile billboards
  • Guidelines for planting on nature strips

Find out more about how proposed changes to the Local Law may affect you and how you can provide your feedback here.

This is the second round of community consultation on the Local Law. In August/September 2020, almost 7,000 community members completed a survey on new eight new Local Law ideas. Seven of these ideas were supported by the community and are included in the proposed Local Law. The unpopular idea to ban burning solid fuel outdoors, including in barbeques and firepits, is not included in the proposed Local Law. 

The Local Law is only comprehensively reviewed every 10 years, so this is an important opportunity to have your say. 

This consultation is focussed on the proposed Local Law: we are not seeking feedback on other enforcement matters, including patrols or related policies and processes as part of this process.

Click here for more information on the proposed Local Law and how to have your say.