Have your say on proposed governance changes

Council building in Camberwell

We are inviting you to share your thoughts on proposed changes to our Governance Rules.

All councils are required to have Governance Rules, which cover the processes for council meetings and other governance matters. We want to know what you think about 2 proposed changes that will bring our Governance Rules up to date and in line with the Local Government Act 2020.  

The proposed changes will enable City of Boroondara’s Council meetings to continue to be held online to support a flexible and more accessible approach into the future. We are also changing how the election of our Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be managed.

Why the changes?

When in-person council meetings became challenging during the pandemic, the Victorian Government approved temporary changes to legislation in the Local Government Act 2020. One of the changes allowed council meetings to be held online.

The Victorian Government has now made these changes permanent. This has required all councils to comply with these changes to the law, by updating their Governance Rules to include processes for online meetings. Another change to the Local Government Act 2020 means we must change how Mayors and Deputy Mayors are elected.

Have your say

Through the recent Boroondara Community Satisfaction Survey, you told us community consultation and engagement on Council decisions is important to you. We welcome your views on these proposed changes via an online submission at Engage Boroondara before Sunday 4 September 2022.