Planning, Rules & Payments
Local Laws and Permit Applications
Under Section 111 of the Local Government Act 1989, Council is given the power to make local laws for the purposes of:
- Providing for the peace, order and good government of the municipality;
- Administering Council powers and functions;
- The issue of permits to regulate for an orderly and safe locality;
- Protecting the assets vested in Council;
- Regulation of livestock to minimize damage to public assets;
- Minimising nuisances;
- Controlling matters which may adversely affect the amenity and environment of the municipal district and the safety, health and quality of life of persons within it.
Council also has the power to make local laws in relation to its own operations. A copy of the Towong Shire Council Local Laws can be downloaded below.
Permits are required for a number of activities within the Shire including (but not limited to) lighting a fire / burning off during safe periods, busking, advertising signs and 'A' frames, droving livestock, grazing livestock or private access to public land. Download a copy of the permit application form below. If you have a query about whether you require a permit, contact Council's Local Laws Officer on (02) 6071 5100.