Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the proposed Fireworks Local Law.

Submissions were heard at the Future Nillumbik Committee meeting on 10 September.

The Prohibition of Fireworks Local Law was adopted by Council on 24 September 2019.

The new local law applies to all properties outside the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) and prohibits the display of fireworks from any private property outside of the UGB at any time. Following consultation, the law also applies to all land within the townships of St Andrews and Panton Hill.

It will not affect popular public fireworks displays in urban areas such as those at the Diamond Creek Town Fair or Eltham Festival.

The new law is expected to come into effect in October 2019, before the start of the Victorian Fire Danger Period.