Council Meetings

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Council meetings

Ordinary Meetings of Council are held on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding January). Meetings are held at Council Chambers, Stead Street, Ballan.  All meetings commence at 6.00pm.

Special Meetings of Council are held periodically throughout the year as required by Council in order to make decisions to very stringent timelines. Special Meetings of Council are held in accordance with Section 84 of the Local Government Act 1989 and Part 13 of the Local Law No. 9 Meeting Procedure Local Law.  Special Meetings may take place in either Ballan or Bacchus Marsh.

Our meeting framework has been implemented for the efficient and effective conduct of Council business. The framework allows for transparent and interactive decision making process and provides an opportunity for the community to participate.

Members of the community are always welcome and encouraged to attend any public meetings of Council.  All meetings are advertised on the Council page in the Moorabool News and other local or regional newspapers as required.

Council's Meeting Procedures Local Law No. 9. stipulates the procedures governing the conduct of Council meetings and Special Committee meetings.

2018 Ordinary Council Meeting dates

  • 7 February 2018
  • 7 March 2018
  • 4 April 2018
  • 2 May 2018
  • 6 June 2018
  • 4 July 2018
  • 1 August 2018
  • 5 September 2018
  • 3 October 2018
  • 7 November 2018
  • 5 December 2018


View 2018 Agendas and Minutes

View 2018 Council Committees


Public Question Time

Public question time provides the public with an opportunity to address general questions to Council at an Ordinary Meeting each month.  Questions are to be received in writing.  Please use the public question time form (DOC, 38.87KB) which also contains procedural guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will there be a copy of the agenda available for me at the Council Meeting?

    If you are interested in a particular item, we suggest that you download the agenda and any relevant attachments from the website, or if this is not possible, you can request a copy from the Council prior to the day of the meeting. Council will make approximately ten hard copies available at the Council Meeting, however it may will not contain the attachments due to the size of the document.

  • Can I speak at the Council Meeting?

    Yes, see Addressing a Council Meeting (DOC, 38.87KB) for the process or refer to Local Law No. 9 Meeting Procedures (DOC, 177.26KB).

  • When will the minutes become available on the website?

    The minutes are published on the website on the Friday of the week of the meeting by 5pm.

Last Updated:

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018 - 11:04