Consultation has concluded.

The General Local Law (consolidated) comprises the General Local Law adopted in 2016 together with the amendments inserted upon the making of the General (Consumption of Liquor in Public Places) Amendment Local Law in 2021.

A bit about the project

Yarra City Council reviewed two of its Local Laws to make them easier to understand and more user-friendly for the wider community. The proposed new Local Law will be known as the General Local Law, and it will merge the Environment Local Law No.3 and Roads and Council Land Local Law No.2.

Local Laws set legally enforceable standards and guidelines for managing activities and issues in the community.

Council is consulting the community on the proposed General Local Law, in particular changes proposed as a result of the merger. Detailed information about these significant changes identified by Council are outlined in Major Changes (to the right of screen).

View the proposed General Local Law

View the proposed General Local Law

View the Community Impact Statement

View the Procedures and Protocol Manual

View the Local Law Review information newsletter

Have your say

To have your say, please review the proposed General Local Law and additional information provided on this webpage, and then complete the survey below by Friday, 10 June 2016.

You can also make a written submission by emailing Olivia Bennett, Senior Prosecution Administrator at or submit by mail to Yarra City Council, PO Box 168, Richmond, VIC 3121.

Before the proposed General Local Law is finalised, any person has a right to make a submission on the proposed General Local Law. Submissions must be received by Council by Friday 10 June 2016 and should be sent to Olivia Bennett.

Any person wishing to be heard in support of a submission should request in their submission to appear in person or be represented by a person specified in the submission. Submitters requesting to be heard will be advised of the day, time and place of the relevant Council meeting.

All feedback is due by Friday 10 June 2016.

Community Information Sessions

During the consultation period (Monday 9 May - Friday 10 June) Council will conduct three facilitated public information sessions where community members can come along, ask questions and find out more about the proposed General Local Law. No RSVP is necessary.

  • Public Information Session 1
    Thursday 12 May
    Richmond Town Hall,
    Meeting Room 1, from 6pm-7.30pm
  • Public Information Session 2
    Wednesday 18 May
    Richmond Town Hall
    Meeting Room 3, from 6pm-7.30pm
  • Public Information Session 3
    Wednesday 1 June
    Fitzroy Town Hall
    Reading Room, from 6pm-7.30pm

Contact us

For more information about the Local Law Review, contact Stewart Martin, Manager Compliance & Parking Services, on 9205 5555 or via email: