Notice of intention to make Community Local Law 2020

At its Meeting on 11 May 2020, Frankston City Council (‘Council’) resolved to give notice of its intention to make a local law titled ‘Community Local Law 2020’ (‘proposed Local Law’). The proposed Local Law, if made, will revoke and replace the existing General Local Law 2016. The following information about the proposed Local Law is provided in accordance with section 119 of the Local Government Act 1989 (‘Act’).

Purpose and General Purport of the Proposed Local Law

  • The purpose of the proposed Local Law is to regulate uses and activities to:
  • provide for the peace, order and good governance of the Frankston municipality;
  • promote a physical and social environment in which residents and visitors tothe municipality can enjoy a quality of life that meets the reasonable expectations of the community.
  • prevent and minimise nuisances which may adversely affect the enjoyment of life within the Frankston municipality or the health, safety and welfare of persons within the Frankston municipality;
  • prohibit, regulate and control activities which may be dangerous, unsafe or detrimental to a person’s health, amenity or the environment;
  • provide for fair access and use of Council and community assets and prescribe measures to protect those assets;
  • prescribe requirements for the administration and enforcement of the Local Law.

If made, the proposed Local Law will create offences in connection with behaviour on and the use of roads, municipal places and public places, the use of shopping trolleys, the use of model aircraft and certain remote control objects, the display of property numbers, vehicle crossings, the release of balloons into the open air, the condition of land and buildings, the sale of aerosol spray containers, asset protection, refuse collection, open air fires, the consumption of liquor, smoking in certain areas, the maintenance of nature strips and the keeping of animals.  It will also allow for the impounding of certain objects and create offences if certain remedial requirements are not met.

The proposed Local Law and the explanatory document (Community Impact Statement) are available:

Copies are also available at the Council offices, as required by the Act. However, to facilitate compliance with COVID-19 social distancing requirements any person who wishes to obtain a hard copy is encouraged to request that it be posted to them. Requests can be made through Council’s Live Chat service, via the homepage of Council’s website, or by phoning 1300 322 322.

Any person may make a submission on the proposed Local Law.  All submissions received on or before Wednesday, 24 June 2020 will be considered by Council in accordance with section 223 of the Act.  Any person making a submission is entitled to request (in the submission itself) to be heard at a Council meeting in support of the submission, either over the phone in person, or by a person acting on the submitter’s behalf.  Notice of the meeting date and time will be given to each person who has lodged a submission. 

Submitters should note that Council is required to maintain a public register of submissions received during the previous 12 months.  Unless a submitter requests to the contrary, copies of submissions (including the submitters’ names and addresses) may also be included in the Council meeting agenda and minutes, which are a permanent public record, and which are published on Council’s website. 

All submissions must be received on or before 5pm on Wednesday 24 June 2020.

How to provide feedback

Online Form: Please use the subject line “Community Local Law 2020"

Email: Please use the subject line “Community Local Law 2020"

By mail
Governance Team
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
30 Davey Street
Frankston VIC 3199

Contact Us

Frankston City Council.
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322

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