Notice of Intention to make a new Meeting Procedure Local Law No. 1, 2019

Date listed: 25/6/2019

Following a review of its Meeting Procedure Local Law, Greater Dandenong City Council gives notice under section 119(2) of the Local Government Act 1989 of its intention to revoke its existing Meeting Procedure Local Law No. 1, 2013 and to replace it with a new Local Law titled Meeting Procedure Local Law No 1, 2019.

Purpose

  • The purpose of the proposed Meeting Procedure Local Law No.1, 2019 is to:
  • regulate proceedings and provide for orderly and fair conduct at all Council meetings, Special Committee meetings, Advisory Committee meetings, and other meetings conducted by or on behalf of Council where Council has resolved that the provisions of this Local Law are to apply; and
  • maintain open, efficient and effective processes of the government of the Council and assist with keeping the preparation of the agenda consistent from meeting to meeting; and
  • regulate proceedings for the election of the Mayor and Chairpersons of various committees; and
  • regulate the use and prohibit unauthorised use of the common seal; and
  • revoke Council's Meeting Procedure Local Law No. 1, 2013.

 

General Purport of the Local Law The proposed Meeting Procedure Local Law No. 1, 2019 will:

  • govern the conduct at meetings of the Council or Special Committees;
  • create an offence to use the Council seal without authority; and
  •  regulate the proceedings for the election of the Mayor.

A copy of the proposed Meeting Procedure Local Law No. 1, 2019 may be obtained from Greater Dandenong City Council customer service centres at 397- 405 Springvale Road, Springvale; 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong; or Shop A7 Parkmore Shopping Centre, Keysborough. It is also available on Council's website www.greaterdandenong.com

Any person affected by the proposed Local Law may make a submission relating to the proposed Local Law under section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Written submissions about the proposed Local Law will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 and must be received by Council by 5.00pm on Friday 26 July 2019. Submissions may be:

  • handed into Council’s customer service centre at 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong; or
  • mailed to the Chief Executive Officer, Greater Dandenong City Council, PO Box 200, Dandenong VIC 3175; or
  • emailed to council@cgd.vic.gov.au

Any person who wishes to be heard in support of their submission must request so within their submission and may appear in person, or be represented by a person acting on their behalf, before a committee of Council, the day, time and place of which will be advised.
 

JOHN BENNIE PSM

Chief Executive Officer

Dandenong 3175