Prohibition of Fireworks Local Law

PROHIBITION OF FIREWORKS LOCAL LAW 2019

Notice is hereby given that Nillumbik Shire Council has resolved to make the following Local Law under Section 111(1) of the Local Government Act 1989.

TITLE:

Prohibition of Fireworks Local Law 2019

PURPOSE:

The objective of this Local Law is to prohibit the discharge of fireworks in certain parts of the municipality:

  • to restrict activities in a bushfire prone rural environment that can impact on the health and wellbeing of residents, specifically those who have experienced catastrophic bushfires;
  • to reduce the risk of danger and injury to animals and wildlife arising from the discharge of fireworks;
  • to address nuisance, amenity and environmental impacts of fireworks activities; and
  • apply standards that address safety matters directed at reducing risk to the community.

 

GENERAL PURPORT:

Part 1 – Preliminary

This Local Law is the Prohibition of Fireworks Local Law 2019 and is made under Part 5 of the Local Government Act 1989.

This Local Law applies to land outside of the urban growth boundary within the Nillumbik Shire including the townships of St Andrews and Panton Hill.

Part 2 – Prohibition of Fireworks

A person must not discharge any fireworks on or from private property outside the urban growth boundary

Part 3 – Administration

Introduces administration guidelines for the Prohibition of Fireworks Local Law 2019

Part 4 – Enforcement

 

Enquiries:

A copy of the Prohibition of Fireworks Local Law 2019 is available from Nillumbik Shire Offices, Civic Drive Greensborough or on the Council website www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au

Enquiries should be directed to the Community Safety Team on 03 9433 3111.

 

Carl Cowie

Chief Executive Officer