Attending Council Meetings
When attending a Council Meeting a condition of entry is to sign in upon arrival. You will be required to wear a visitor pass for the duration of your attendance at the meeting. If you are unable to sign in alternate arrangements can be made.
Any member of the public can attend Council Meetings to hear what is going on and watch Councillors vote on a particular issue.
The meetings involve decision-making on topics including:
- Town planning
- The construction of community facilities
- Community services
- A range of policies that guide the City's actions.
Meeting agendas and minutes
- Agendas are available from 12pm the Thursday prior to the meeting.
- Minutes are available from 10am the Monday after the Council meeting.
Ordinary Council meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm.
The November and December meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month.
- 1 October
- 7 November - Special Council Meeting, 7pm to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
- 12 November
- 10 December
- 4 February
- 3 March
- 17 March - Special Council Meeting, 6pm to adopt the 2020-2021 Budget Initiatives (closed confidential meeting)
- 7 April
- 16 April - Special Council Meeting, 6pm for the approval to advertise the 2020-2021 proposed Council Budget and Council Action Plan
- 5 May
- 2 June
- 11 June - Special Council Meeting, 6pm to adopt the 2020-2021 proposed Council Budget and Council Action Plan
- 7 July
- 4 August
- 1 September
- 6 October
- 4 November - Special Council Meeting, 7pm for the swearing in of Councillors, the declaration to abide by the Councillor code of conduct and the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
- 17 November
- 8 December
25 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang (Melway 183 A10)
Asking questions at Council meetings
During the meeting, Council will answer questions from residents and ratepayers - usually at the start of the meeting.
You should submit your question in writing no later than 3pm on the day of the ordinary Council meeting.
You can submit your question form by:
- Question box - Place it in the question box in the Council Chamber.
- Fax - Fax it to 9409 9810
- Email - Email it to email@example.com
Council is committed to ensuring that all residents and ratepayers can contribute to Council’s democratic process so if you have any special requirements, please call our Governance Team before a Council Meeting on 9217 2294.
Council meeting procedures
You can find information about how Whittlesea Council is governed and how the Mayor is elected in our Procedural Matters Local Law.
This local law regulates:
- how the Council Common Seal can be used
- procedures for Ordinary Council Meetings, Special Meetings, Advisory Committee Meetings, and Special Committees Meetings
- the process for electing the Mayor and Chairpersons.