Proposed Amendment to Moyne Shire Council General Local Law No. 1–201

Notice is hereby given pursuant to sections 119 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (‘the Act’) that Moyne Shire Council proposes to amend the Moyne Shire General Local Law No. 1–2015 (‘Local Law’) by making an amending Local Law pursuant to Part 5 of the Act to be known as Moyne Shire Council General (Amendment) Local Law No. 3–2019 (‘proposed Local Law’).

The purpose of the proposed Local Law is to amend the Local Law by:

revising the Dog Restriction Areas in the map of Port Fairy in Schedule 6 of the Local Law (as referred to in Clause 41.3 of the Local Law), such that the dog restrictions applying to South Beach between Powling Street and the South Beach access steps, and East Beach between Connolly Street and Battery Lane would commence on 24 December rather than 1 December each year; and

including a requirement that dogs must be on-lead within 50 metres of any identified hooded plover nesting site located between Connolly Street and Anna Catherine Drive, Port Fairy.

The effect of the amendment will be to delay the commencement of the period when dog restrictions apply to beaches in Port Fairy to more closely align the restriction period with the period of increased visitation and to reduce the impact on shore nesting birds, in particular, hooded plovers.

Copies of the proposed Local Law may be obtained from the Moyne Shire offices (Princes Street, Port Fairy, or 1 Jamieson Street, Mortlake, 8.45 am–4.45 pm weekdays and on Council’s website at, 24KB)

Any person affected by the proposed amendment may make a written submission relating to the proposed amendment under section 223 of the Act. Written submissions must be received by 10 am on 4 February 2019, addressed to Mr Bill Millard, CEO, Moyne Shire Council, PO Box 51, Port Fairy 3284.

If a person wishes to be heard in support of their submission they must include a request in the submission that the person wishes to appear in person, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission, at a meeting to be heard in support of the submission. This will entitle them, or the person acting on their behalf, to appear before a meeting of Council, prior to Council considering the proposed amendment.

For more information on the proposed amendment to the Local Law, contact Robert Gibson, Manager Environment and Regulatory Services on 1300 656 564.

Please note: Council is required to maintain a public register of submissions made under section 223 of the Act. Submissions may be viewed by other members of the public for a period of 12 months after the submission period closes. Details of submissions may also be included within official Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes which remain permanent public documents.