Local government ACT 1989

Responsible Authority 
VIC
Description 

(1) It is the intention of the Parliament that the provisions of this Act be interpreted so as to give effect to the Preamble and the local government charter.
(2) The Preamble and the local government charter are not to be construed as having the effect of limiting the functions and powers of Councils under this Act or any other Act.
(3) In the interpretation of the Preamble and the local government charter, a construction that promotes consistency between the provisions of this Act and any other Act is to be adopted.
(4) In this Act—
"local community" includes—
(a) people who live in the municipal district; and
(b) people and bodies who are ratepayers; and
© people and bodies who conduct activities in the municipal district;