Boroondara City Council is considering amending Council’s Governance Rules.

These Governance Rules are being amended in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act).

Pursuant to section 60 of the Act, Council adopted the Governance Rules on 24 August 2020. These Governance Rules describe the way Council will conduct Council meetings and make decisions. The Governance Rules also includes Council’s Election Period Policy.

The Governance Rules are designed to ensure good governance by Council through the performance of its role in accordance with the overarching governance principles and supporting principles in the Act.

Section 60(3) of the Act permits the Council to amend its Governance Rules at any time. The proposed amendments to the Governance Rules are contained in Chapter 2 – Part C – Meeting Procedure, Division 8 – Public Question Time.

A copy of the proposed amendments to the Governance Rules can be downloaded below.

Any person wishing to do so may make a submission relating to the amendment of the Governance Rules to the Council.  All submissions received by the Council within 29 days of the publication of this notice will be considered.  Any person making a submission is entitled to request (in the submission itself) to be heard in support of the submission by appearing before a Services Delegated Committee meeting.  In that event, the person will be notified of the date, time and location of the hearing.

Submissions will be considered at the Services Delegated Committee on Monday 12 July 2021.

Any person making a written submission is advised unless indicated otherwise, submissions will be presented to Council including the submitter’s name.  Details of submissions will also be included within the official Council Agenda and Minutes which are a permanent public document and record and which will also be made available on Council’s website.

Submissions should be addressed to Manager Governance and Legal and posted to Boroondara City Council, Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124, or emailed to [email protected]

Submissions must be received by 5:15pm on Thursday 25 June 2021. Enquiries should be directed to David Thompson, Manager Governance and Legal on 9278 4470.

Council will meet to consider adopting the amended Governance Rules at the meeting of Council on 26 July 2021.