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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. 

We encourage public questions to be submitted by 2pm on the day of the Council Meeting as the start time has been brought forward to 3pm.

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 4 August 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.

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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 and December meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month.

2020

  • 4 August - In accordance with section 394 of the Local Government Act 2020 this meeting will be held remotely by electronic means and will be livestreamed.
  • 1 September 
  • 6 October 
  • 17 November
  • 8 December

Location

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

 

Asking questions at Council meetings

You should submit your question in writing no later than 3pm on the day of the ordinary 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:

  • Question box - Place it in the question box in the Council Chamber.
  • Fax  - Fax it to 9409 9810
  • Email - Email it to info@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

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 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.