Community > Local Laws
Neighbours, the law and you is an easy-to-understand guide designed specifically for the public. It explains the laws on common neighbourhood issues such as animals, noise, fences and trees. It also includes information on neighbourhood disputes and where to get legal advice and other help in Victoria.
Horsham Rural City Council has the following Local Laws:
Community Local Law Number 3 was adopted on 19 December, 2011, following an extensive review of the previous General Local Law Number 2. Community Local Law Number 3 encompasses all other Council Local Laws. Throughout the process that led to adoption of Community Local Law Number 3, Council conducted the following to ensure that obligations in relation to human rights were met:
a public information and consultation forum;
Consideration was given to proposed limitations on the movement of livestock within the municipality, with the view that this could be a restriction on the individual right to freedom of movement. It was concluded that controls over various activities are not incompatible or interfering with the rights under the Charter where there remains the ability to obtain a permit subject to prescribed standards and conditions meeting community expectations. In reviewing the Local Law, no submissions were made raising concerns with the impact of a control or requirement on a human right under the Charter.
Local Government Act 1989 - Section 119(3)
At its meeting on 17 June 2013 the Council, having concluded procedures required under the Local Government Act 1989, resolved to make the Community (Amendment) Local Law No. 4.
Purpose of the Community Local Law
The objectives of the local law are to:
General Purport of the Local Law
The proposed Local Law will achieve its purposes by a number of measures including:
(a) a risk or dangerous to the health of people or other land in the vicinity;
(b) unsightly or detrimental to the overall amenity and appearance of other land in the vicinity;
(c) a nuisance to people or other land in the vicinity.
A copy of the Local Law may be inspected at the Council's office at Roberts Avenue, Horsham or click here.
Any queries about Horsham Rural City Council Local Laws can be directed to Council's Customer Service, Civic Centre, Roberts Ave, Horsham on 03 5382 9777.