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At its meeting held on 23 August 2021, Council resolved to make a local law titled Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites Local Law (the Local Law). 

The Local Law commenced operation on 1 September 2021.

Main purposes of the Local Law

The main purposes of the Local Law are to:

  • protect public infrastructure assets from damage caused by building work
  • protect the health and safety of persons who work in or enter building sites
  • protect the health and safety of persons who reside near or pass by building sites
  • protect the amenity of persons who reside near and pass by building sites
  • provide for the administration and enforcement of this Local Law
  • provide for the peace, order and good governance of the municipality.

General purposes of the Local Law

The Local Law:

  • provides for the administration and enforcement of the Local Law and empowers Council and authorised officers to issue permits, notices to comply, act in urgent circumstances and impound things
  • provides for the implementation of measures to protect roads, Council land and other Council assets in connection with building work being carried out on private land
  • provides for infringement notices to be served on those whom an authorised officer has reason to believe is guilty of an offence
  • creates offences relating to:
    • carrying out building work without a permit
    • providing false or misleading information in relation to the application for a permit
    • failing to comply with a notice to comply
    • carrying out building work outside of defined hours
    • occupying or obstructing a road or Council land
    • allowing run off to enter the stormwater system
    • constructing temporary crossovers
    • the provision and use of refuse facilities
    • the provision of toilet facilities
    • the entry to, and exit from, building sites
    • falling to maintain a safe environment
    • detrimentally affecting amenity
    • damaging Council assets.

View the Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites Local Law (PDF) or inspect it at the Camberwell Municipal Offices, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell.


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