Local Law Review 2019

We are reviewing our local laws to make them easier to understand and more user-friendly for the local community.

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The current Local Law 2009 is to be revised and remade as two separate Local Laws, namely:

  • the proposed Community Local Law
  • the proposed Council Meeting Procedure (together, the proposed Local Laws).

We are consulting the community on the proposed Local Laws and their incorporated documents, namely the:

  • Councillor Questions
  • Written Public Questions to Council
  • Public Participation at Ordinary Council Meetings
  • Residential Parking Permit System
  • Mobile Garbage Bins, Recycling Containers and Organics Containers
  • Building Site Management Code of Practice
  • Nature Strip Guidelines.

Council invites interested members of the public to make submissions using an online submission form.

Council will accept submissions until 5pm on 19 July 2019.

Viewing the proposed Local Laws

You can view, download and save the proposed Local Laws, incorporated documents and the Community Impact Statements from the Document Library (below).

You can also view hard copies of these documents at Council’s town hall or libraries, or request that copies be mailed to you.

Making a submission

Before the proposed Local Laws and incorporated documents are finalised, any person has a right to make a written submission. You can have your say by:

  • completing the online submission form
  • emailing llr@gleneira.vic.gov.au
  • submitting your comments by mail, marked “Local Law Review Submission”, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Glen Eira City Council, PO Box 42, Caulfield South VIC 3162.

Online submission form

The online submission form is designed to capture information that is relevant to the review of the current Local Law.

The online submission form includes questions about:

  • you (eg. your name and contact details, your contact details are not made public as part of the submission process);
  • which proposed Local Law or incorporated document your submission is about
  • your submission (eg. what are your views on the proposed changes to the current Local Law)
  • do you wish to appear in person or be represented by a person specified in the submission at a Council meeting?

Please ensure you complete the online submission form in one sitting and press 'submit' or it will not be saved. Before you begin filling in the submission form, it may be useful, and save time, to prepare your submission in a Word document beforehand and then copy and paste it into the online submission form.

Submission offline

Alternatively, if you would prefer to prepare your submission offline, a submission form can be downloaded, printed and completed offline. The completed submission form can then be scanned and submitted by email to llr@gleneira.vic.gov.au or you can mail it to Glen Eira City Council, PO Box 42, Caulfield South or hand it into the Customer Service Centre at Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.

Contact by Council

Council may contact some individuals that make submissions. Council will not contact everyone who makes a submission but will ensure that all submissions are recorded, reviewed and used to inform Council's review of the current Local Law.

Council meeting

You have the opportunity to appear in person and speak at a Council meeting in relation to your written submission. Alternatively, you can nominate a representative to speak on your behalf. If you would like to be heard at a Council meeting, please let us know in your written submission and we will confirm the day, time and place of the relevant Council meeting.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions about the local laws review, contact a member of the Local Law Review team at llr@gleneira.vic.gov.au or 9524 3333.

Drop-in information session

You are also welcome to attend a drop-in information session to speak to officers involved in the local laws review. The details of the drop-in information sessions are below:

  • Dates: 19 June, 26 June or 3 July 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Caulfield Cup Room, Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield

Further assistance

If you are unable to communicate via email, call us on 9524 3333 to make alternative arrangements. An interpreter service is available.

If you have concerns that information that you are considering providing to Council may be defamatory, you should consider seeking independent legal advice.


Glen Eira City Council (Council) is committed to protecting the personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014(Vic) (PDP Act).

Personal information is collected by Council only for the purpose of Council’s functions set out in section 3E of the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic). Specifically, personal information is collected for the intended purpose only and for remaining in contact with you. In certain circumstances, we may disclose information about you where permitted or authorised under the PDP Act or other applicable law.

Your contact details are not made public as part of the submission process. You may make your submission anonymously. Your submission will still be reviewed by Council. However, Council will be unable to contact you if it needs to verify details in your submission or confirm the day, time and place of the relevant Council meeting for submissions to be heard.

Submitters should note that all submissions received (including any personal information contained therein) may be made public unless you request that it not be made public or Council considers it should not be made public. That will usually only occur for reasons associated with fairness. Submissions that are made public may include redactions made that Council considers appropriate.

Submissions may be included within the official Council agenda and minutes which are permanent public documents which are available on Council’s website. The information in your submission may be published by Council during its meetings without revealing the identity of the person who supplied the information.

If you would like to know more about privacy at Council, including your right to seek access to your personal information, contact Council’s privacy officer on 9524 3333. Council’s Privacy Policy