On 19 June 2020 the Acting Minister for Local Government appointed the Panel of Administrators for the City of Whittlesea and appointed Ms Lydia Wilson as Chair of the Panel. The Panel of Administrators comprised 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. Effective from 12 May 2021, the Minister for Local Government appointed Mr Chris Eddy as the third Panel Member. Ms Lydia Wilson and Ms Peita Duncan and Mr Chris Eddy will continue to undertake the duties of the Council of the City of Whittlesea until the October 2024 Local Government Election.
You can now see how decisions are made by watching our Council Meetings live on YouTube.
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.
At its meeting on 1 June 2021 Council reviewed and updated the rules that govern the operation of Council meetings so that community can better participate in decision making.
The changes include:
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 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.
You are not required to attend the Council Meeting for your question to be read out and a response provided at the meeting.
If you would like to speak to your question at the Council Meeting, please indicate this when submitting your question.
Please note, a maximum of two questions per person, of no more than 200 words per question, can be submitted per meeting.
You can submit your question using the form below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
You can find information about how Whittlesea Council is governed in our Governance Rules 2021 and the Common Seal and Conduct at Meetings Local Law 2020. The Governance Rules were adopted on 1 June 2021.
These documents regulate: