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Local Law - Community

Current Local Laws at Strathbogie Shire Council Local-Laws

Working together to adopt a better local law

At its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Council adopted the new Community Local Law No.2.

A total of 66 submissions were received on Council's Draft Community Local Law No.2, more than 20 people attended online sessions to provide their thoughts and advice and Council officers had about 80 one-on-one phone discussions.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said the newly adopted community local law showed how working with the community meant better decisions for our municipality.

Through the feedback provided by our community, Council made several significant changes from the draft document to the Community Local Law No.2 adopted.

The Community Local Law No.2 is an important document for our Shire as it aims to ensure the safety of our community and protect its amenity.

Changes included in the Community Local Law No.2 adopted by Council include:

  • The removal of the permit to move stock within the Shire, while safety requirements continue.
  • The removal of a permit requirement to launch drones from Council-managed land.
  • The clarification that a requirement to remove (pick up) animal excrement applies to domestic animals in townships.
  • The removal of a permit requirement to use shipping containers for agricultural use in the farming zone, proving they are appropriately screened or located, and;
  • The removal of a permit requirement to busk in our Shire.

Council does not create these local laws to make living in our Shire hard on residents. It is not designed to restrict activities or stymie creativity.

This local law is about making sure activities are carried out safely and people living in our Shire are protected.

More than this is about protecting the amenity and beauty of our municipality.

Upon adoption the new Community Local Law No.2 - the Strathbogie Shire Council Community Local Law No. 6 (2010) will be repealed.

  • Read the Community Local Law No.2 here
  • Read the Engagement Report on what our community told us here


Local Law No. 6 - Community

The purpose of Community Local Law No. 6 is to provide for the peace, order and good Government of the Strathbogie Shire by:

1. Regulating and controlling uses and activities on Council land and roads so that the Council is aware of uses or activities which may:

  1. Be detrimental to the amenity of the area or the enjoyment of facilities on land or roads; or
  2. Cause damage to Council and community assets; or
  3. Create a danger or expose others to risk; or
  4. Interfere with the safety and convenience of people travelling on or using Council land or roads; or
  5. Impede free and safe access for people, and in particular those with sight and movement impairment or disabilities;

2. Managing, regulating and controlling activities and uses on any land which:

  1. May be dangerous, or cause a nuisance or be detrimental to the amenity of the area or the environment; or
  2. Are directed at maintaining a healthy and safe environment for residents and visitors; or
  3. Promote community expectations and demands about their desired lifestyle and the availability of goods and services provided to them;
  4. Identifying activities and uses that are not permitted so as to achieve the purposes in sub-clauses (1) and (2); and
  5. Providing for the administration of the Council’s powers and functions.



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