Background

City of Greater Geelong’s Local Law is designed to secure community safety, protect public assets and enhance neighbourhood amenity. Local Laws affect everyone and relate to your property, animals, waste, business and your public places!

The Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law covers a wide range of local laws within our municipality as prescribed under Section 71 of the Local Government Act 2020. Our local law is due for review.

Last year we asked for your input on our local law, we are reaching out again to ensure we accurately captured your feedback, or if there are any areas we might have overlooked. Your feedback is a vital part in our planning process, guiding us in making decisions to ensure the law meets the needs of the local community.

Stage 1 Feedback

Taking into account the feedback we received from our community in Stage 1, we've refined our document by eliminating eight clauses that are no longer relevant or duplicated elsewhere, simplifying language, ensuring gender neutrality, and updating measurements to metric terms.

We have also made significant changes to the following clauses:-

Clause 29 (p31) - Motor Bikes and Motorised Recreational Vehicles – changes to restrictions for riding on private land outside built up areas for recreational purposes.

Clause 51 (p45)- Building Work – Access, Storage, and Hours of Work – additional sub clause (5) added for residential building works

Clause 75f (p59)- Behaviour in Municipal Buildings – changes made to clarify who can access dressing rooms, showers and conveniences in municipal buildings.


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This first round of engagement sought to capture community feedback on our Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law.

Thank you to everyone who provided input, it is valued and appreciated. A summary report of the engagement can be found here, or in the Document Library section of this page.

Taking into account the feedback we received from our community in Stage 1, we've refined our document by eliminating eight clauses that are no longer relevant or duplicated elsewhere, simplifying language, ensuring gender neutrality, and updating measurements to metric terms.

We have also made significant changes to the following clauses:-

Clause 29 (p31) - Motor Bikes and Motorised Recreational Vehicles – changes to restrictions for riding on private land outside built up areas for recreational purposes.

Clause 51 (p45)- Building Work – Access, Storage, and Hours of Work – additional sub clause (5) added for residential building works

Clause 75f (p59)- Behaviour in Municipal Buildings – changes made to clarify who can access dressing rooms, showers and conveniences in municipal buildings.

STAGE 2 FEEDBACK IS NOW OPEN

Your feedback in this round is a vital part in our planning process, guiding us in making decisions to ensure our local law best serve the needs of our local community.

We'd love you to review the Draft Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2024 and provide your feedback.

Once this stage of this engagement closes, we will review and take into account all the responses as we finalise the local law. Your opinions are greatly appreciated and will aid us in making decisions that will make the City of Greater Geelong a welcoming and safe environment for our community.

By following this project via the 'FOLLOW' button at the top left of the screen, you will stay updated as it progresses.

To help finalise the our Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2024, we need your input.

We'd love you to review the draft Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law here, and let us know if we have captured your thoughts from the first round of engagement, or alternatively, tell us if we have missed anything. Your feedback is important to us and all comments will be considered, your feedback will help finalise the document before it is endorsed by Council later in the year.

Please visit one or more of the multiple options below to have your say:

  • Our online surveys to provide your feedback (you can also contact us to request a hard copy of the draft local law documents or survey)
  • Short on time? Take our quick poll (located below)
  • Contact us via email locallawreview@geelongcity.vic.gov.au
  • in writing addressed to:

Coordinator, Amenity Protection, Permits and Review Services

City of Greater Geelong,

Wadawurrung Country,

PO Box 104,

GEELONG VIC 3220



Quick Poll

Didn’t want to leave feedback? We’d love to hear why.

This poll has concluded.

  • I looked at the law and I’m happy with it
    57% (8 votes)
  • I didn’t have time to leave feedback
    7% (1 vote)
  • I didn’t have anything new to add
    21% (3 votes)
  • I didn't feel strongly about the topic
    14% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 14

Our Survey

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