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Local Law Amendment

local laws Published Wednesday, 6th November 2019

Council is proposing to amend the General Local Law 2014. Any local law passed is designed to ensure that the actions of an individual/group do not have an adverse impact on the rest of the community.

There are a number of areas where the current Local Law is felt to be out of step with community expectations. It is those areas that Council has proposed to amend. They are:

  • To provide greater clarity around the keeping of animals in our Shire;
  • To introduce a law to support the Cat Curfew and Dog Leash Order;
  • To extend the scope of recreation vehicle (motor bikes) local law requirements, to greatly reduce the amenity impacts on surrounding property owners;
  • To enhance the protection of Council employees from the effects of antisocial behaviour whilst undertaking their duties;
  • To protect Council property from unlawful damage;
  • To enable enforcement of Council’s Domestic Wastewater Management Plan 2016-2020 to ensure septic systems are maintained to cause no nuisance to the community or protected water catchments; and
  • To define who is permitted to camp on private land.

The full proposal is available to view along with a summary of the amendments.

Submissions are now open to the public until 10 January 2020.

Submissions can be lodged via OurSay, in writing addressed to South Gippsland Shire Council – 9 Smith Street, Leongatha or at the submission pop ups in 22 locations across South Gippsland. These pop-ups are located at:


  • Council Reception - 9 Smith Street
  • Splash - 52A Roughhead Street
  • Library - 2 Smith Street


  • Korumburra Veterinary Clinic - 7/7- 11 Langham Drive
  • Post Office - 30 Commercial Street

Mirboo North

  • IGA Supermarket - 72/74 Ridgway


  • Tarwin Veterinary Group - 15 Court Street
  • Information Centre - Corner McDonald and Main Street


  • Post Office - 15 Stanley Street


  • Post Office - 20 Main Street

Port Welshpool

  • General Store - 93 Lewis Street


  • General Store - 3640 Meeniyan Promontory Road

Sandy Point

  • General Store - 107 Beach Parade

Tarwin Lower

  • IGA store - 41-43 River Drive

Venus Bay

  • Community Centre - 27 Canterbury Road
  • General Store - 135-139 Jupiter Boulevard


  • Service Station - 29 Victoria Road


  • General Store - 13 Mitchell Street


  • General Store - 17- 19 Loch Poowong Road


  • Book shop - Korumburra Wonthaggi Road


  • IGA - 100-104 Whitelaw Street

Fish Creek

  • Post Office - 13 Falls Road