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Council meetings

The Local Government (Whittlesea City Council) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on Friday 20 March 2020. The Act dismisses all Councillors from the City of Whittlesea effective Saturday 21 March 2020. Lydia Wilson was appointed as Interim Administrator at the City of Whittlesea for a period of three months. Victorian Premier The Hon Daniel Andrews has announced the Panel of Administrators for the City of Whittlesea in his capacity as Acting Minister for Local Government on 19 June 2020. Interim Administrator Lydia Wilson has been appointed Chair and is joined by Ms Peita Duncan and The Hon. Bruce Billson. The Panel of Administrators will remain until the October 2024 local government election.

Coronavirus and council meetings

You can watch our Council Meetings from home. 

Residents and ratepayers of the City of Whittlesea may submit questions up to three hours prior to the advertised commencement time of a scheduled Council meeting. Currently Council meetings are held on a monthly basis and commence at 3:00pm. Therefore, the deadline for the submission of public questions will be 12:00pm on the day of the Council Meeting.

You are not required to attend the Council Meeting for your question to be read out and a response provided at the meeting.  

You can watch the Council Meetings live using the City of Whittlesea YouTube channel, or view it online here.

Please note the Council Meeting being held on 6 October 2020 at 3pm in accordance with section 394 of the Local Government Act 2020 will be held remotely by electronic means. 

 

Live stream

You can now see how decisions are made by watching our Council meetings live on YouTube.

The meeting starts at 3pm.

You can turn on closed captions by clicking the “CC” icon at the bottom of the YouTube videos.

You'll also be able to view the meeting the next day as the link will remain on our website for at least a year.

*Read the disclaimer

Recording of Council Meeting 6 October 2020:

Council apologises that technical issues beyond our control have affected the quality of the recording of the livestream of this meeting.

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.

Meeting dates

Ordinary Council meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 3pm. 

The November meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of the month.

The Council resolved on 1 September 2020 to reschedule the Council Meeting in December to Monday 7 December.

2020

  • 17 November
  • 7 December

Location

Council Chamber
Council offices
25 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang (Melway 183 A10)

 

Asking questions at Council meetings

Residents and ratepayers of the City of Whittlesea may submit questions up to three hours prior to the advertised commencement time of a scheduled Council meeting. Currently Council meetings are held on a monthly basis and commence at 3:00pm. Therefore, the deadline for the submission of public questions will be 12:00pm on the day of the Council Meeting.

Council is committed to ensuring that all residents and ratepayers can contribute to Council’s democratic process so if you are unable to provide your question in writing and/or in English and would like to make alternate arrangements, please call our Governance Team before a Council Meeting on 9217 2294 to discuss other ways to submit your question.

To help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) if submitting a public question, you are not required to attend the Council Meeting for your question to be read out and a response provided at the meeting.

You can submit your question form by:

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.

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. 

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.

Council meeting procedures

You can find information about how Whittlesea Council is governed in our Governance Rules 2020 and Procedural Matters Local Law. The Governance Rules were adopted on 1 September 2020.

These documents regulate:

  • procedures and meeting processes for Scheduled Council Meetings, Additional Council Meetings, and Delegated Committee Meetings;  and
  • how the Council Common Seal can be used.

Please note that the Governance Rules 2020 takes precedence whereby there are inconsistencies between the Procedural Matters Local Law and the Governance Rules. The Procedural Matters Local Law is currently being reviewed in light of the adoption of the Governance Rules 2020.