Draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021

Input on the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 has now closed.  For updates on this project please contact Council's Local Laws Team on 5734 6200.

Tell us what you think about our draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021

We're reviewing our draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 to make it easier to understand and to help meet the changing needs of our community and we're looking for your input.

The local law helps Council address local issues to ensure community safety and wellbeing and to protect our public spaces for everyone to enjoy.

These are local laws that only apply in Mitchell Shire and are directly managed by Council. There are also many other state legislative requirements that Council enforces. These are not covered in our draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021.

The draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 replaces the Local Law No1 Community and Environment 2013. The draft local law will simplify the language used to make it easier to understand.

Some of the changes in the draft Local Law include:

  • Preventing abandoned shopping trolleys with rules that mandate the use of coin mechanisms or barrier locking devices for premises with more than 25 trolleys
  • Prohibiting the use of recreational vehicles on residential land and any other land less than 0.4 hectares (1 acre)
  • Increasing the number of animals allowed to be kept on most properties larger than 0.4 hectares
  • Permitting camping on private properties smaller than 0.4 hectares for up to 7 days every 12 months (camping wasn’t previously permitted at all)
  • Restricting parking of heavy vehicles on private land in residential areas.

The survey is open until 9am on 2 August 2021

Have your say

To have your say, please read the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 and Community Impact Statement and then complete the survey below.

You can also send us a written submission by email to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or mail to Mitchell Shire Council, Reply Paid 70358, 113 High Street, Broadford, Vic, 3658 (no stamp required)

Alternatively, visit one of our Customer and Library Service Centres to view a hard copy or submit a hard copy submission.

Before the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 is finalised, anyone has the right to make a submission. Submissions must be received by 9am on Monday 2 August 2021.

Community drop-in sessions

During the consultation period, Mitchell Shire Council will hold public drop-in sessions where community members can find out more about the draft Local Law:

Tuesday 13 July

  • 6.30-7.30pm, Greater Beveridge Community Centre, corner Lithgow Street and Mandalay Circuit

Thursday 15 July

  • 10-11am, Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre, Wellington Square Shopping Centre, 81-89 High Street
  • 12-1pm, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street

Tuesday 20 July

  • Due to the lockdown restrictions, we have rescheduled the drop-ins planned for this date to Thursday 27 July

Thursday 29 July

  • 10-11am, Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre, 113 High Street
  • 12-1pm, Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre, 125 Anzac Avenue
  • 5.30-7.30pm, Broadford Town Hall, 113 High Street

Online Information Session (Teams Meeting)

  • Tuesday 20 July from 7.30-8.30pm
  • Monday 26 July from 7.30-8.30pm

To join the virtual meetings email locallaws.administration@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or complete the registration form below.

Contact us:

For more information about the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021, please call 5734 6200.

Tell us what you think about our draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021

We're reviewing our draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 to make it easier to understand and to help meet the changing needs of our community and we're looking for your input.

The local law helps Council address local issues to ensure community safety and wellbeing and to protect our public spaces for everyone to enjoy.

These are local laws that only apply in Mitchell Shire and are directly managed by Council. There are also many other state legislative requirements that Council enforces. These are not covered in our draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021.

The draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 replaces the Local Law No1 Community and Environment 2013. The draft local law will simplify the language used to make it easier to understand.

Some of the changes in the draft Local Law include:

  • Preventing abandoned shopping trolleys with rules that mandate the use of coin mechanisms or barrier locking devices for premises with more than 25 trolleys
  • Prohibiting the use of recreational vehicles on residential land and any other land less than 0.4 hectares (1 acre)
  • Increasing the number of animals allowed to be kept on most properties larger than 0.4 hectares
  • Permitting camping on private properties smaller than 0.4 hectares for up to 7 days every 12 months (camping wasn’t previously permitted at all)
  • Restricting parking of heavy vehicles on private land in residential areas.

The survey is open until 9am on 2 August 2021

Have your say

To have your say, please read the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 and Community Impact Statement and then complete the survey below.

You can also send us a written submission by email to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or mail to Mitchell Shire Council, Reply Paid 70358, 113 High Street, Broadford, Vic, 3658 (no stamp required)

Alternatively, visit one of our Customer and Library Service Centres to view a hard copy or submit a hard copy submission.

Before the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 is finalised, anyone has the right to make a submission. Submissions must be received by 9am on Monday 2 August 2021.

Community drop-in sessions

During the consultation period, Mitchell Shire Council will hold public drop-in sessions where community members can find out more about the draft Local Law:

Tuesday 13 July

  • 6.30-7.30pm, Greater Beveridge Community Centre, corner Lithgow Street and Mandalay Circuit

Thursday 15 July

  • 10-11am, Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre, Wellington Square Shopping Centre, 81-89 High Street
  • 12-1pm, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street

Tuesday 20 July

  • Due to the lockdown restrictions, we have rescheduled the drop-ins planned for this date to Thursday 27 July

Thursday 29 July

  • 10-11am, Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre, 113 High Street
  • 12-1pm, Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre, 125 Anzac Avenue
  • 5.30-7.30pm, Broadford Town Hall, 113 High Street

Online Information Session (Teams Meeting)

  • Tuesday 20 July from 7.30-8.30pm
  • Monday 26 July from 7.30-8.30pm

To join the virtual meetings email locallaws.administration@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or complete the registration form below.

Contact us:

For more information about the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021, please call 5734 6200.

  • Mitchell Shire Council is reviewing its draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 to make it easier to understand and help meet the changing needs of the growing community.

    We appreciate you taking the time to complete our community survey.

    Responses need to be received by 9am on Monday 2 August. 

    Input on the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 has now closed.  For updates on this project please contact Council's Local Laws Team on 5734 6200.

  • Submissions will be considered at the Community Questions and Hearings Committee meeting on 9 August at 7pm in the Council Chamber, 113 High Street, Broadford.

    Anyone who has made a written submission is entitled to appear in person (or by a person acting on their behalf) at the committee meeting.

    Council will then consider adoption of the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021, including any changes, at the Council Meeting on Monday 20 September.

    Online submission

    You can make an online submission by selecting the link below.

    Alternatively, you can print out the pdf submission form available on this page and email it to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or mail to Mitchell Shire Council, Reply Paid 70358, 113 High Street, Broadford, Vic, 3658 (no stamp required) 

    Hard copy and online submissions need to be received by 9am, Monday 2 August 2021.


    Input on the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 has now closed.  For updates on this project please contact Council's Local Laws Team on 5734 6200.

  • If you would like to register for one of the drop-in sessions for the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 please complete this form.

    Input on the draft Local Law Community and Environment 2021 has now closed.  For updates on this project please contact Council's Local Laws Team on 5734 6200.