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Council Meeting Procedures

The purpose of Council Meetings is for Council to conduct the business of Council. Council Meetings are open to the public and community members are welcome to attend and observe proceedings.

Ordinary Council Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month. At these meetings Council makes decisions on Council policy, financial and resource allocation, community development, infrastructure and planning requirements.

Council meetings are governed by the Governance (Meeting Procedures) Local Law No. 1 2015.

This local law regulates:

  • procedures for Ordinary Council Meetings, Special Meetings, Advisory Committee Meetings, and Special Committees Meetings;

  • the process for electing the Mayor and Chairs; and

  • how the Council Common Seal can be used.

This local law was updated at the Council Meeting on May 2, 2016, coming in to effect on May 21, 2016.

You can download copies of Council's Governance (Meeting Procedures) Local Law No. 1 (the Local Law) and a Guide to Council Meetings via links at the right of this page.

Copies of the Local Law are also available to view at our offices.

 To arrange a viewing contact the Manager Governance Projects & Risk on 03 5559 4800.


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