Simpler local laws
NEW local laws have been proposed by Loddon Shire after a review of existing regulations.
“The draft community local law seeks to manage risks through balancing the safety and amenity of the community with an individual’s rights,” council’s planning compliance officer David Price told councillors at their meeting on Tuesday.
“Examples include restrictions on burning off; untidy or unsightly land; and consumption of alcohol, smoking and behaviour in public places.
“Changes to various State legislation in recent years have also meant that some previous local law clauses are no longer necessary, as a local law cannot duplicate or contradict a federal or state law.”
Council will ask for public comment on the proposed new law.
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