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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. The Minister for Local Government, Adem Somyurek MP, has appointed Lydia Wilson as Administrator at the City of Whittlesea. Ms Wilson’s appointment is for a period of three months. After this time, a panel of administrators will be appointed.

Coronavirus and council meetings

To help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) you can watch the 7 April Council Meeting from home. 

Under the State Government Stage 3 physical distancing restrictions there are four reasons to leave your house: for food and supplies, exercise, medical care and caregiving, and for work and education – if necessary.

People can watch the Council Meeting 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 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 6.30pm.

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

2020

  • 7 April - available via livestream
  • 16 April - Special Council Meeting, 6pm for the approval to advertise the 2020-2021 proposed Council Budget and Council Action Plan
  • 5 May 
  • 2 June
  • 11 June - Special Council Meeting, 6pm to adopt the 2020-2021 proposed Council Budget and Council Action Plan
  • 7 July 
  • 4 August 
  • 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.