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Governance Rules

The Governance Rules of the City of Whittlesea are made in accordance with section 60 of the Local Government Act 2020.

The Governance Rules of the City of Whittlesea are made in accordance with section 60 of the Local Government Act 2020.

These Rules determine the way in which Council will:

  • Make decisions:
    • in the best interest of the City of Whittlesea community;
    • fairly and on the merits of the question;
    • in a way that ensures any person whose rights will be directly affected by a decision will be entitled to communicate their views and have their interests considered;
  • Elect its Mayor and Deputy Mayor;
  • Conduct Meetings of Council and Delegated Committees;
  • Give notice of Meetings and record and make available Meeting records (Minutes and livestreamed Meetings);
  • Be informed in its decision making through community engagement, Advisory Committees and Administrator/Councillor areas of responsibility, and Council Officer Reports;
  • Require the disclosure and management of conflicts of interest.

These Rules also include:

  • Rules for the conduct of Council and Councillors during Election Periods, through the Election Period Policy; and
  • An overview of alignment of the Governance Rules within Council’s democratic and corporate governance.

Council's Governance Rules were updated at it's Council Meeting on 1 June 2021.