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City of Whittlesea community law ready for feedback

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Animals, property and vehicles are a few topics addressed in the City of Whittlesea’s draft of a new Community Local Law, which has been released for public consultation.

Endorsed to be released for feedback at the June council meeting, the draft addresses issues including the use of recreational fire pits, nature strip maintenance, managing long-term parking of trailers, caravans and boats on council land.

The draft also focuses on managing derelict and dilapidated buildings, dumping rubbish, abandoned shopping trolleys,managing dogs on sports fields and strengthening dog attack laws.

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Council is also updating its nature strip guidelines to follow community preferances.

Chair administrator Lydia Wilson encouraged residents to read the draft Community Local Law and nature strip guidelines and submit feedback.

“We want to make sure that the law is truly reflective of our community and provides the framework to ensure that the City of Whittlesea truly is ‘A Place for All’,” she said.

“It’s about striking a balance between personal freedom and community responsibility to help people live harmoniously in their local community.”

Council staff will host pop-up sessions to discuss the draft at different locations throughout July, as well as a short online survey.

More information on times and locations and the online survey is available at engage.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/LocalLawReview.

Council will review community feedback before finalising the Community Local Law and presenting it for endorsement at a council meeting later this year.

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