The Glen Eira City Council Local Law 2009 (current Local Law) will automatically be revoked on 24 November 2019, unless revoked earlier. Before that date, Council must review, amend (as appropriate), draft and remake all of its local laws.
On 11 June 2019, Council endorsed the Glen Eira City Council Community Local Law 2019 and the proposed Glen Eira City Council Meeting Procedure Local Law 2019 (together, the proposed Local Laws) for public exhibition and the receiving of submissions from 12 June to 19 July 2019.
During the consultation period, there were 517 visits to the Have Your Say website and Council’s Local Law Review webpage with the various documents downloaded a total of 323 times. Five people attended the information sessions comprising one Councillor, one staff member and three residents, including one resident who attended two of the drop-in sessions. By the close of business on 19 July 2019, Council had received 28 written submissions on the proposed Local Laws.
The highest number of submissions received by Council, in relation to the proposed Community Local Law, concerned clauses 38 (Lighting Fires) and 23 (Model Aeroplanes in Public Reserves). Other issues raised include the keeping and feeding of pigeons, animal litter, derelict vehicle on a trailer, organised social and sporting activities and parking. There were also submissions concerning the proposed Council Meeting Procedure Local Law.
On 13 August 2019, Council received and heard public submissions on the proposed Local Laws as per the requirements of sections 119 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic). A further report on the proposed Local Laws will be presented at an Ordinary Meeting of Council before the expiry of the current Local Law on 24 November 2019.