Local Law 3.1.3 – Noxious Weeds and Vermin

Consultation has concluded

Mitchell Shire Council is seeking input from stakeholders and the wider community in relation to the possible expansion of proposed noxious weed and vermin control requirements in their Draft Local Law - Community & Environment Local Law 2022.

In July 2021, Mitchell Shire Council’s Draft Community and Environment Local Law 2022 was released for community consultation, with a number of the proposed changes resulting in extensive feedback and debate across stakeholders and the community.

Council’s existing Local Law - Community Local Law 2013 does not specifically address the control of noxious weeds and vermin.

Within the draft changes that are proposed was the introduction of a definition of what constitutes a noxious weed or vermin, and the proposed introduction of a Local Law specifically relating to their control (Local Law 3.1.3).

In its current format, the Local Law would exclude farming zoned land from the Local Law, but would include ALL other land types.

As a result of the feedback received, Council, at its November 2021 meeting, resolved to further consult the community in relation to the expansion of the proposed Local Law to include farming zoned land, and has been asked to comprehensively review the legal and budgetary impacts of resourcing and enforcing this section of the Local Law.

Council would like community feedback on the proposal to include farming zoned land so we can make an informed decision. To provide feedback, please complete the survey below. Anyone who lodges a submission is also able to speak to their submission before a meeting of Council’s Committee on Monday 2 May 2022.

Survey closes: 9am, Monday 18 April.


Get involved

There are a number of ways that you can have your say:

Complete this Survey - please note that the survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. It contains information to help you make an informed choices, and is best viewed on a larger screen. If you experience technical difficulties you can pick up a hard copy of the survey at one of our drop-in sessions or from a Customer and Library Service Centre.

You can also send us a written submission -

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

Community drop-in sessions

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

Tuesday 22 March

  • 10am-11am, Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre, 125 Anzac Avenue, Seymour
  • 12pm-1pm, Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre, 113 High Street, Broadford
  • 2pm-3pm, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

  • 6pm-7pm, Pyalong Recreation Reserve Cricket Club Rooms, Northern Highway, Pyalong

Tuesday 29th March 2022

  • 6pm-7pm, Tooborac Community Hall, Northern Highway, Tooborac


Virtual/Online Information Session

6pm-7pm on Monday 28 March

To join our online Information Session, please register by emailing Adam.Evans@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

Contact us:

For more information about the Draft Community and Environment Local Law 2022, please call 5734 6200.

Mitchell Shire Council is seeking input from stakeholders and the wider community in relation to the possible expansion of proposed noxious weed and vermin control requirements in their Draft Local Law - Community & Environment Local Law 2022.

In July 2021, Mitchell Shire Council’s Draft Community and Environment Local Law 2022 was released for community consultation, with a number of the proposed changes resulting in extensive feedback and debate across stakeholders and the community.

Council’s existing Local Law - Community Local Law 2013 does not specifically address the control of noxious weeds and vermin.

Within the draft changes that are proposed was the introduction of a definition of what constitutes a noxious weed or vermin, and the proposed introduction of a Local Law specifically relating to their control (Local Law 3.1.3).

In its current format, the Local Law would exclude farming zoned land from the Local Law, but would include ALL other land types.

As a result of the feedback received, Council, at its November 2021 meeting, resolved to further consult the community in relation to the expansion of the proposed Local Law to include farming zoned land, and has been asked to comprehensively review the legal and budgetary impacts of resourcing and enforcing this section of the Local Law.

Council would like community feedback on the proposal to include farming zoned land so we can make an informed decision. To provide feedback, please complete the survey below. Anyone who lodges a submission is also able to speak to their submission before a meeting of Council’s Committee on Monday 2 May 2022.

Survey closes: 9am, Monday 18 April.


Get involved

There are a number of ways that you can have your say:

Complete this Survey - please note that the survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. It contains information to help you make an informed choices, and is best viewed on a larger screen. If you experience technical difficulties you can pick up a hard copy of the survey at one of our drop-in sessions or from a Customer and Library Service Centre.

You can also send us a written submission -

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

Community drop-in sessions

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

Tuesday 22 March

  • 10am-11am, Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre, 125 Anzac Avenue, Seymour
  • 12pm-1pm, Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre, 113 High Street, Broadford
  • 2pm-3pm, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

  • 6pm-7pm, Pyalong Recreation Reserve Cricket Club Rooms, Northern Highway, Pyalong

Tuesday 29th March 2022

  • 6pm-7pm, Tooborac Community Hall, Northern Highway, Tooborac


Virtual/Online Information Session

6pm-7pm on Monday 28 March

To join our online Information Session, please register by emailing Adam.Evans@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

Contact us:

For more information about the Draft Community and Environment Local Law 2022, please call 5734 6200.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.  It is estimated that the survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


    Please note: 

    This survey contains some background information so that you can make informed choices and is best viewed on a larger screen.  


    Other ways to complete this survey:

    • Download and print a hard copy survey form from this website and submit a hard copy of your responses at our Customer and Library Service Centres in Broadford, Seymour, Kilmore or Wallan
    • If you do not have the facilities to print your own hardcopy, you can request one by calling (03) 5734 6200
    • And you can always send 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)
    Survey closes 9am, Monday 18 April 2022. 
    Consultation has concluded