Moreland local laws

Councils have various responsibilities and powers under both state and federal laws. Where appropriate, Councils may make local laws that exercise these powers. Local laws are often adopted to protect public health, safety or amenity in a municipality. Local laws only apply within a particular municipality.

Moreland City Council has developed local legislation that provides for order and good governance in Moreland. These laws were developed through a proactive consultation process.

The objectives and purpose of these local laws are outline below.

Environmental and Civic Assets Local Law 2014

The objectives of this local law are to:

  • provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district
  • protect Council land, Council assets, roads and the environment, and
  • promote safety and amenity.

Environmental and Civic Assets Local Law 2014 (DOC 313Kb)

Moreland City Council General Local Law 2007

The purpose of this local law is to provide for:

  • the peace, order and good government of the municipal district
  • a safe and healthy environment for the community of the municipal district
  • the protection and enhancement of the amenity of the municipal district
  • the safe, fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of public places and all premises within the municipal district
  • the protection and enhancement of municipal buildings, public assets and assets of Council within the municipal district, and
  • uniform and fair administration of the Local Law.

Moreland City Council General Local Law 2007 (DOC 901Kb)

Meeting Procedure Local Law 2014

The objectives of this local law are to:

  • provide a mechanism to facilitate the good governance of Moreland City Council
  • promote and encourage community leadership by Moreland City Council consistent with the community’s views and expectations
  • promote and encourage community participation in local government
  • provide for the election of the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor
  • provide for the procedures governing the conduct of meetings, and
  • provide for the use of Council’s common seal.

Meeting Procedure Local Law 2014 (DOC 2Mb)