Under the Local Government Act 1989, Council has the authority to create and enforce local laws.
Local laws are intended to protect public health, safety and amenity throughout the municipality. They are made in consultation with the community, to deal with local issues and to meet local needs.
Council’s local laws include offence provisions and a breach may result in the imposition of a penalty, fine and/or prosecution.
Frankston City currently has three local laws. The current (consolidated) version of each local law can be accessed by clicking on the links below:
Governance Local Law No. 1
Governance Local Law No. 1 of 2018 came into effect on 2 November 2018.
The objectives of this local law are to provide for the orderly, efficient and equitable conduct of Council meetings, the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, and the use of Council’s common seal.
The Local Law provides procedures for Council meetings including notice and agendas, quorums, business of meetings, motions and debate, procedural motions, amendments, rescission motions, points of order, public participation, voting at meetings, keeping of minutes, addressing a meeting and behaviour at meetings. It also deals with election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, use of Council’s common seal, and sets penalties for breach of certain provisions.
General Local Law 2016 No 8
General Local Law 2016 - No. 8 came into effect at 12.01am on 23 September 2016 and will cease to operate on 22 September 2026, unless revoked earlier.
The purpose of the Local Law is to regulate peace, order and good government of the municipality, a safe and healthy environment so that the community within the municipality can enjoy a quality of life that meets its expectations, the safe and fair use and enjoyment of public places, the protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality, the fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land; and the uniform and fair administration of this Local Law.
Tree Protection Local Law 2016 No. 22
Tree Protection Local Law 2016 No. 22 came into effect on 8 April 2016, and will cease to operate on 7 April 2026, unless revoked earlier.
The objectives of this local law are to protect trees (as defined for the purpose of the local law) growing in the municipal district; to require a minimum standard of tree pruning for the protection of trees and public safety; to provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district; and to protect and enhance the amenity and environment of the municipal district.
Hard Copies for Local Laws No. 1, 8 and 22
Hard copies of the local laws can be viewed at Council’s Civic Centre and other service centres during office hours. Copies are also available upon request.
Governance Local Law No. 1
Enquiries about the application of Governance Local Law No. 1, or about the process for making or amending a local law, should be directed to Council’s Governance team.
P. 1300 322 322.
General Local Law No. 8 and Tree Protection Law No. 22
Enquiries regarding the application, administration and enforcement of General Local Law No. 8 and Tree Protection Law No. 22 should be directed to Council’s Compliance and Safety team.
P. 03 9784 1917.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
All PDF files on this website open in a new window. If you cannot access a PDF document on this page, contact Frankston Council on 1300 322 322 for more details, or for a hard copy of the document.