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Council Meetings

On 19 June 2020 the Acting Minister for Local Government, The Honourable Daniel Andrews appointed the Panel of Administrators for the City of Whittlesea and appointed Ms Lydia Wilson as Chair of the Panel. The Panel of Administrators comprises of Ms Lydia Wilson, The Honourable Bruce Billson and Ms Peita Duncan. On 3 March 2021, the Hon. Bruce Billson resigned from his position as Administrator with the City of Whittlesea. The State Government will make a new appointment to the vacant position. Ms Lydia Wilson and Ms Peita Duncan will continue to undertake the duties of the Council of the City of Whittlesea until the October 2024 Local Government Election.

Coronavirus and Council Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Council Meeting in-person. Appropriate COVID measures are in place for this meeting. Please note seating is limited in accordance with current restrictions. Face masks must be carried at all times. 

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 6.30pm. Therefore, the deadline for the submission of public questions will be 3.30pm 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

Live stream

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

The meeting starts at 6.30pm.

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 Thursday afternoon prior to the meeting.
  • Minutes are available from 10am the Monday after the Council Meeting.

Meeting dates

The Council resolved on 7 December 2020 that Scheduled Council Meetings are to be held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm. With the exception of March and November where the meeting will be held on a Monday.

2021

  • 6 April
  • 4 May
  • 1 June
  • 6 July
  • 3 August
  • 7 September - 7.30pm at the Galada Community Centre Epping
  • 5 October
  • 8 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. Council meetings in 2021 are held on a monthly basis and commence at 6.30pm. Therefore, the deadline for the submission of public questions will be 3.30pm 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 the Common Seal and Conduct at Meetings Local Law 2020. 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; 
  • use of the Council Common Seal; and
  • offence provisions relating to disorderly conduct at meetings and misuse of the Council Common Seal.

Council’s Procedural Matters Local Law was repealed at the 7 December 2020 Scheduled Council Meeting.