The Hepburn Shire Council passed the updated Local Law No 2 at a public Council meeting on 18 February 2020, with only minor amendments.
This was a disappointing outcome.
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Read the Letter

Members of the Hepburn Shire community have recently drafted an open letter to the Hepburn Shire Council asking for the opportunity to provide further input into the drafting of Local Law No.2. 

Notes from the public meeting

Oops! I broke a council law

We all need laws. To make things fair. To keep us safe. And to protect our environment. But when laws over-reach they begin to destroy the very life they are supposed to protect.   Who’s read General Local Law No 2?               It’s 22 pages long.   So to...

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What’s this all about?

It started with a meeting…

Representatives from the shire’s sustainability groups: SHARE, Hepburn Relocalisation Network, Hepburn Z-NET, Daylesford Community Food Gardeners, Daylesford Repair Café, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Localising Leanganook, Yandoit, Clydesdale and Franklinford Community Planning Group, Goathand Cooperative, and Hepburn Wind called a meeting on Tuesday 3 December at Daylesford Town Hall.

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Submissions to Hepburn Shire…

Below are the submissions that have been shared with us so far. You are welcome to read and comment, in a spirit of open, respectful discussion. And please, if you’re thinking of submitting a response to the council, share it with us here, too. 

Local law 2 – Vasko Drogriski

To: Mayor and Councillors, Hepburn Shire Date: December 6th, 2019 Dear Mayor and Councillors, I write in relation to Local Laws 2. I object to many of the draft laws, as outlined in other submissions by Patrick Jones, Z-Net roundtable, Nikki Marshall, Peter Tyndal,...

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