Better Practice Local Laws Program

Seven Councils are currently taking advantage of this specialist 12-month LGPro program designed to train and provide expert guidance and support to Councils involved in the development, review and application of their local laws. They are: Banyule, Gannawarra, Greater Geelong, Greater Shepparton, Hobsons Bay, Maroondah and Stonnington Councils.

This will take the number of Councils who have benefitted from the program since it began in 2010/2011 to twenty.

The program aims to:

  • Provide hands on experience and knowledge to assist participating Councils to systematically and strategically review and revise their local laws
  • Provide an opportunity to leverage off the experience and sharing of information amongst participating Councils
  • Increase consistency, transparency and accountability in Councils’ examination of their proposed use of local law powers and how this will benefit the community through a reduction in unnecessary or inappropriate local legislation and the avoidance of duplication and/or unnecessary local laws

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