Council is closely monitoring the State Government’s gradual easing of social restrictions. Over the coming weeks, we will review our temporary meeting procedures with a view to restoring limited public participation when practicable. Until this time, Council and Committee meetings will continue to be held without members of the public present; however, meetings will be live-streamed via Council's website: http://stream.bayside.vic.gov.au/
The following changes to meeting procedures have been implemented to continue public participation at meetings whilst maintaining public health and social distancing during a period of pandemic (changes in bold):
A written submission must be delivered or sent electronically to member of Council staff by 11:00am on the day of the meeting.
Submissions received after 11:00am on the day of the meeting will not be considered by the meeting.
A person may only make a submission to an Ordinary Meeting/Special Committee Meeting in relation to an item listed in the agenda under Reports by the Organisation, and even then not if the item is in the nature of a report summarising a decision already made by another body; or if the report relates to a Tender Report relating to the awarding of a contract.
Where a person has formally made a submission in relation to an item on the agenda, the submission will be provided to all councillors in advance of the meeting.
The Chairperson will advise the meeting of the number of submissions received to each item. The submissions will not be read out at the meeting.
The names of the submitters will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Once you click the submit button below, you will receive an automated acknowledgement email and your request will be forwarded to our Governance office for processing. If you do not receive the automated acknowledgement, please contact the Governance office on (03) 9599 4444.