Under the Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria), Council has the authority to create and enforce local laws. Local laws are intended to protect public health, safety and amenity throughout the shire. The laws are made in consultation with the community to deal with local issues and to meet local needs. They also assist Council in carrying out its functions and powers. Council’s local laws include offence provisions and a breach of these provisions may result in issuing of legal notices to comply, infringements and /or prosecution.