Draft Local Law No. 4 - Control of Livestock

Submissions closed on 09 June 2020, 05:00 PM

On Exhibition

The objectives of Local Law No. 4 - Control of Livestock are to:

  • regulate the movement and droving of livestock through and within the municipal district and the grazing of livestock within the municipal district;
  • minimise any damage to road pavements, formations, drainage, vegetation, properties and surrounding areas arising from livestock;
  • minimise the spread of livestock disease and noxious weeds in the municipal district;
  • provide for the welfare of livestock when being driven, grazed or moved; alert other road users to the presence on roads of livestock in the municipal district in the interests of safe use of roads;
  • control the manner in which livestock are driven to provide, as far as possible, for the safety of users of streets and roads within the municipal district;
  • regulate the adequacy of fencing of livestock;
  • put in place mechanisms for rectifying inadequate fencing;
  • empower Authorised Officers to impound livestock in appropriate circumstances;
  • fix fees or charges relating to the impounding of livestock and all other costs incidental thereto and for road use by livestock within the municipal district;
  • enter arrangements with neighbouring Councils relating to impounding, collecting trespassing livestock, housing and releasing those livestock;
  • prescribe penalties for contravention of any provisions of this Local Law;
  • provide generally for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district including in particular the administration of Council’s powers and functions; and
  • repeal any redundant Local Laws.

Who can make a submission?

In accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act, any person may make a submission on the proposed Local Laws.  A person making a submission may request to be heard in person in support of their submission. 

How to make a submission?

Submissions must be in writing, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and may be sent to PO Box 28, Beechworth VIC 3747, or via email

Key Changes

No changes have been made to this Local Law

Supporting information

Supporting information is included in the ‘Related Information’ section on the right hand side on this page.



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