Proposed Meeting Procedure Local Law

Posted on 24 August 2017

Type: Public Notice


Notice is given that at a meeting of Latrobe City Council (Council) held on 21 August 2017, Council proposed to make a Local Law titled ‘Local Law No. 1, Meeting Procedure Local Law’ (proposed Local Law) and incorporate a proposed policy titled ‘Council Meeting Policy’ (proposed Policy).

The following information about the proposed Local Law and proposed Policy are provided in accordance with Section 119(2) of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act):

Purpose of the proposed Local Law and proposed Policy
If made, the purposes of the proposed Local Law and proposed Policy will be to:

  • Prescribe the procedures governing the conduct of Council meetings and Special Committee meetings
  • Prescribe the processes for the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
  • Regulate the use of the Council’s common seal
  • Provide opportunities for community participation in Council’s decision making processes

General purport of the proposed Local Law and proposed Policy
If made, the proposed Local Law will revoke Meeting Procedure Local Law No. 1 2014 and:

Provide for the administration of:

  • Council meetings and Special Committee meetings
  • Mayoral and Deputy Mayor election
  • Council’s common seal
  • Community participation in Council’s decision making

Create offences for

  • Offensive or disorderly conduct by Councillors at a meeting
  • Improper or disorderly conduct by any person at a meeting
  • Failure to comply with a lawful direction of the Chair at a meeting by any person
  • Failure for a Councillor to not leave the meeting when on the Chair’s order or suspension by Council
  • The fraudulent signing of a petition or joint letter which is presented to Council or has the intention of being presented to Council by any person

Copies of the proposed Local Law, including the Community Impact Statement, and proposed Policy may be obtained from during office hours:

  • Latrobe City Council Headquarters, 141 Commercial Road, Morwell
  • Traralgon Service Centre, 34-38 Kay Street, Traralgon
  • Moe Service Centre, 1-29 George Street, Moe
  • Churchill Service Centre, 9-11 Philip Parade, Churchill

or may be viewed on Council’s website

Any person affected by the proposed Local Law may make a submission to the Council. Submissions received by Council up until 5pm Friday 29 September 2017 will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Act.

Any person requesting that he or she be heard in support of a written submission is entitled to appear before a Council meeting either personally or by a person acting on their behalf and specified in the submission on Monday 23 October 2017 at 6pm, in Council Chambers, Latrobe City Council Headquarters (141 Commercial Road, Morwell).

Submissions made in accordance with section 223 are not confidential and will be incorporated (including the name and the submitter only) into the agenda and minutes of any Council or Committee meeting at which the matter is considered. The submission may be made available on Council’s website as part of any relevant Council or Committee agenda and minutes.

Submissions should be marked ‘Submission on Proposed Local Law’ and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 264, Morwell, by 5pm Friday 29 September 2017. Telephone enquiries should be directed to Ms Amy Phillips on 5128 5657.