Proposed Local Law No. 14 - Submissions Invited - The Age - 5 Sep 2018

Maroondah City Council at its meeting on 27 August 2018 resolved to seek submissions on proposed Local Law 14 (General Amendment) in accordance with Sections 119 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989.

Public comment and community submissions are invited regarding the provisions of the draft Local Law.

The purposes and general purport of Local Law 14 (General Amendment) is to amend Local Law No.11 by inserting:

  • new definitions in relation to tobacco as per the Tobacco Act;
  • a new clause that details the parameters of the smoking ban; and
  • Schedule 2 – a new schedule that details in two parts: the prescribed smoke-free areas of Ringwood Town Square and the future Croydon Town Square by plan layout and the guidelines for prescribing any new smoke free area.

A copy of the proposed Local Law and explanatory document (Community Impact Statement) can be obtained from the Council Offices; Braeside Avenue, Ringwood; Realm, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood (opposite Ringwood Station); or Croydon Service Centre, Civic Square, Croydon and the Croydon Library. A copy is also available here.

Anyone may make a written submission on the proposed Local Law. Only written submissions received by 5.00pm on Friday 5 October 2018 will be considered.

Anyone who has made a written submission to Council may also request to be heard in person before a meeting of a Committee of Council appointed for this purpose. Notification will be provided as to the day, time and place at which the meeting will be held.

Written submissions must be addressed to:

Mr Steve Kozlowski
Chief Executive Officer

By mail to: PO Box 156, Ringwood, 3134

By email to

Online at:

By hand to Council Service Centres in Ringwood, Croydon and at Realm