Draft Community Local Law now open for community feedback

Published on 07 June 2024

Following extensive community consultation undertaken in March this year, Baw Baw Shire Council has created a new Draft Community Local Law, which is now on public exhibition and open for feedback. 

A Community Local Law guides Council’s compliance activities, including property upkeep, construction sites, the management of animals and the general amenity of the Shire. 

In March this year, nearly 50 people shared their thoughts and ideas on Baw Baw’s Community Local Law and Council has used this feedback to refresh and develop a new draft Community Local Law. 

During this initial stage of community consultation respondents made suggestions related to animal management across the Shire, as well as open space in Baw Baw and the local environment. This feedback then influenced some changes to the local law, which is now out for its next round of feedback.  

Baw Baw Shire Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe said she was pleased to see how many people gave their feedback during the first phase of consultation earlier this year. 

“This feedback has been used to help shape the new draft and we are interested to hear if we have hit the mark,” Cr McCabe said.

“As a Council we’re focussed on increasing our community engagement as much as we can to ensure that our community’s views and ideas are at the centre of everything we do.

“Our Community Local Law does impact our residents so I would encourage everyone to view this draft version and have their say during the consultation period, before the final is adopted later this year.”   

The Draft Community Local Law will be on public exhibition on Baw Baw Connect from Friday 7 June until Friday 5 July.  

In addition to having your say online, Council officers will also be out and about at three different events in the next month, so people can give their feedback in person. These events are the Warragul Farmers Market on Saturday 15 June, the Drouin Farmers Market on Saturday 15 June, and the Yarragon Market on Saturday 22 June.  

Visit www.bawbawconnect.com.au/locallawreview for more information, to share your feedback or make a written submission. 
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