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Adopted: 2 August 2021

This is the Latrobe City Council Governance Rules which will be known as the "Governance Rules".

Objectives of these Governance Rules

The objectives of these Governance Rules are to:

  • prescribe the procedures governing the conduct of Council meetings and Delegated Committee meetings;
  • prescribe the form and availability of meeting records;
  • prescribe the processes for the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, and the appointment of an Acting Mayor;
  • prescribe Council’s Election Period Policy;
  • prescribe the procedures for disclosure of a conflict of interest by a:
    • Councillor or a member of a Delegated Committee under section 130 of the Local Government Act 2020;
    • Councillor under section 131 of the Local Government Act 2020; and
    • Member of Council staff when providing information in respect of a matter within the meaning of section 126(1) of the Local Government Act 2020; and
  • provide opportunities for community participation in Council’s decision-making processes.

Authorising Provision

These Governance Rules are made under section 60 of the Local Government Act 2020.

Scope of the Governance Rules

  • These Governance Rules apply to all Council meetings.
  • These Governance Rules apply to all meetings of:
    • Delegated Committees appointed by the Council;
    • Community Asset Committees appointed by the Council; insofar as is set out at Rules 68-69.

Governance Rules

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