Local Laws

Local laws are used to keep the peace and harmony within the community. They are administered by the following authorised officers:

Ranger / Local Law Enforcement Officer
Planning Officer
Environmental Health Officer
Engineering Technical Officer

General information is provided below. For more specific information contact the Council office on 03 5755 0555 during office hours and you will be put in contact with the relevant officer.

For after hours emergencies contact the Ranger on 03 5755 0568

Local Law No. 1 - Council Administration

  • Provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district of the Alpine Shire Council
  • Provide for those matters which require a local law under the Local Government Act
  • Regulate the use of the Common Seal, election of Mayor and the proceedings of Council and the Committees of Council

Local Law No. 2 - Municipal Places

  • to allow and protect the quiet enjoyment by people of municipal places within the municipal district
  • to enable people in the municipal district to carry out their day to day activities and to enjoy their recreational pursuits without havng their peace and enjoyment interfered with or destroyed
  • to recognise and respond to community expectations relating to the quality of life they expect and require are capable of inflencing
  • to control and prevent behaviour which is a nusiance, or which may be detrimental to health and safety or which affects the enjoyment of recreational or other facilities
  • to enable the community and visitors and their families who use municipal places that are available to the public to be confident in their choice of the use of those facilities or places
  • to protect Council and community assets and facilities on or in municipal places
  • in a way which is consistent with, and in furthance of, the objectives specified in the above paragraphs to prohibit, regulate and control - (a) behaviour in municipal places which is boisterous, harmful or intimidation (b) behaviour in municipal places which is offensive, dangerous or threatening or which, for other reasons, is inappropriate in a municipal district (c) the places and times at which alcohol may be consumed
  • to provide generally for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district
  • to provide for the administration of the Council's powers and functions

Local Law No. 3 - Dinner Plain

  • to prohibit, regulate and control activities which may be dangerous or unsafe or detrimental to the quality of life at Dinner Plain
  • to provide a safe and healthy environment in which the residents of and visitors to Dinner Plain enjoy a quality of life that meets the general expectations of the community
  • to facilitate the provision of general public services, property services, recreation and cultural services, and other services in a way which enhances the environment and quality of life at Dinner Plain
  • In a way which is consistent with, and in furtherance of, the objectives specified in the above paragraphs to prohibit, regulate and control activities and circumstances associated with :- (a) use of snowmobile vehciles which are not used appropriately (b) control of dogs (c) maintenance of off street car parking spaces via snow clearing to allow the use thereof (d) provision of rubbish bin enclosures (e) minor structures (f) camping (g) consumption of alcoholic beverages

Local Law No. 4 - Livestock

  • to regulate the movement and droving of livestock through and within the municipal district and the grazing of livestock within the municipal district
  • to minimise any damage to road pavements, formations, drainage, vegetation and surrounding areas arising from livestock
  • to minimise the spread of livestock disease and noxious weeds in the municipal district
  • to provide the welfare of livestock when being driven, grazed or moved
  • to alert other road users to the presence on roads of livestock in the municipal district in the interests of safe use of roads
  • to regulate the adequacy of fencing of livestock
  • to put in place mechanisms for rectifing inadequate fencing
  • to fix fees or charges relating to the impounding of livestock and all other costs incidental thereto and for road use by livestock within the municipal district
  • to enter arrangements with neighbouring councils relating to impounding, collecting trespassing livestock, housing and releasing those livestock
  • to prescribe penalties for the contravention of any provision of this local law
  • to provide generally for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district including in particular the administration of Council's powers and functions

Local Law No. 5 - Amenity

  • to provide a safe and healthy environment in which the residents of the municipal district enjoy a quality of life that meets the general expectations of the community; and
  • to prohibit, regulate and control activities which may be dangerous or unsafe or detrimental to the quality of life in an environment of the municipal district; and
  • to facilitate the provision of general public services, health and other community services, property services, recreational and cultural services, and other services in a way which enhances the environment and quality of life in the municipal district; and
  • to control nuisances and noise, odour and smoke emissions, and other discharges to the environment which may adversely affect the enjoyment of life within the municipal district or the health, safety and welfare of persons within the municipal district; and
  • in a way which is consistent with, and regulate and control activities and circumstances associated with:
  • (i) smoke emission, particularly emission from burning material; and
  • (ii) the use of recreational vehicles, particularly recreational vehicles which are not used on appropriate land or reserves or which emit excessive noise or air pollution; and
  • (iii) fire hazards; and
  • (iv) dangerous and unsightly land; and
  • (v) camping; and
  • (vi) water quality, including interference with water courses; and
  • (vii) animals, including animal numbers and the keeping and control of animals; and
  • (viii) disposal of waste including behaviour associated with tips; and
  • (ix) to provide for the peace order and good government of the municipal district; and
  • (x) to provide for the administration of the Council's powers and functions.

Local Law No. 6 - Streets and Roads

  • providing for the management of the physical features of the road, and adjacent properties and advertising signage in a manner which is consistent with the safety and convenience of people travelling on or using the road
  • protecting the visual amenity of the environment by the management of the display of advertising signs on roadways
  • controlling the use of various types of vehicles and animals for the safety and convenience of road users
  • providing for the preservation and protection of the Council's assets from damage which may be caused from the extraordinary use of roads
  • controlling and regulating secondary activities on roads, inclucing trading, the placing of goods and equipment, repairs to vehicles, parties, festivals, processions, busking and storage of materials
  • facilitating free and safe access for people with sight movement impairment or disabilities
  • providing for the safe and efficient management and control of parking on roads in the municipal district

Local Law No. 7 - Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

In August 2009, Council, in accordance with Section 119 of the Local Government Act, implemented a new Local Law 7: Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail.

The purpose of Local Law 7 is to control and regulate activity and access to the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.

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