Why we're consulting

After a full review of the current Local Law, including assessment of best practice comparisons with other councils and community and stakeholder consultation, the Draft Environment and Community Protection Local Law 1/2024 has been prepared. We are now seeking feedback on this document.

A table of changes is available to highlight the differences between the previous local law and the Draft Environment and Community Protection Local Law 1/2024.

In addition to this, we are seeking feedback on the following designated site lists. These are referred to in the local law and are currently being reviewed.

Background info

Community members benefit from the protections available under the Local Law. Community members are also affected by local laws and should abide by the controls it contains.

Local Law covers the following areas.

  • Your property
  • Your animals
  • Vehicles and roads
  • Your business
  • Building and asset protection
  • Municipal places and reserves
  • Council buildings
  • Permits, administration and enforcement

The community can influence the Local Law. The council is responsible for ensuring the Local Law is implemented and meets the legal requirements under the Local Government Act 1989.

The council cannot implement laws that we are not delegated to enforce under another piece of legislation or other act or other regulation, for example, the Crimes Act.

Once the Local Law is adopted, it will be in place for a period of 10 years so it is vital we consider the current and future needs of the community while reviewing the Local Law.

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Ways to have your say

This consultation was open from Wednesday, November 22 to Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

Anyone who lives, works, studies or invests in Wodonga or visits the municipality and uses the facilities, is invited to review the information provided, ask questions and provide feedback during this time.

Ways to provide feedback