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We are prioritising critical services and some services may be reduced. This means there will be longer wait times for customers contacting us by phone. Many of our services are available online. Advice on which services can continue is changing rapidly. For regular updates, go to knox.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Amenity Local Law

The Local Government Act 1989 permits each local government to make 'local laws' to assist it in carrying out its functions and powers in its district. The Knox City Council Amenity Local Law 2020 (Amenity Local Law) prohibits, regulates and controls certain activities and behaviours to maintain the neighbourhood amenity of the municipality.

The Amenity Local Law were approved by Council on 25 May 2020, and came into effect on 1 July 2020. The Amenity Local Law replaces the General Provisions Local Law, which expired on 30 June 2020.

The objectives of the Amenity Local Law are to:

  • Provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district;
  • Promote a physical and social environment free from hazards to health, in which the residents of the municipal district can enjoy a quality of life that meets the general expectations of the community; and
  • Prevent and manage nuisances 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 to achieve these objectives by:

  • Regulating and managing activities of people within the municipal district which may be dangerous, unsafe or detrimental to the quality of life of other people in, or the environment of, the municipal district;
  • Regulating and controlling the use and activity relating to Council land, roads and Council assets; and
  • Providing standards and conditions for specified activities to protect the safety and the welfare of people within, and the environment of, the municipal district.

For more information

For more information, please contact Council's Community Laws Department on 9298 8000.

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