The Local Law No. 2 (LL2) was adopted at tonight’s Council meeting with a range of amendments including the rewording of clause 2.9.3 regarding the use of wheeled toy vehicles and bicycles in Vincent Street, and the inclusion of a recommendation that working groups be established to consider policies and guidelines that underpin the Local Laws regarding firewood collection, salvaging at the transfer stations and planting on nature strips.  Council will also develop an appeal process that is relevant to LL2.

Mayor, Cr Licia Kokocinski, said that throughout this review process it was important to balance community interest with community safety.

“Clause 2.9.3 will be changed to state that wheeled toy vehicles and bicycles must not be ridden at any time on the footpath in the declared area of Vincent Street between Albert Street and Central Springs Road.”

The LL2, which is reviewed every 10 years, addresses activities relating to the amenity of the Shire, including footpaths, Council buildings and facilities, reserves, nature strips and the keeping of animals.

“Council received over 100 submissions over two separate consultation periods and we have considered these very carefully.  We have adopted changes that reflect some of this important feedback,” said Cr Licia Kokocinski.

“We have a community that is passionate about improving environmental outcomes.  Our Council is known for being an environmental leader in the area of sustainability with initiatives such as Z-NET and our Toward Zero Roadmap, and we maintain our commitment to sustainability.”

“We are committed to working closely with the community on the policies and guidelines that underpin the Local Law,” said Cr Licia Kokocinski.

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