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Request to be heard at a Council meeting

Council is closely monitoring the State Government’s directives in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Temporary meeting procedures are in effect whereby Council and Committee meetings will 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):

  • written statements must be delivered or sent electronically to a member of Council staff by 11:00am on the day of the meeting
  • written statements received after 11:00am on the day of the meeting will not be considered by the meeting
  • a person may only make a written statement 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
  • in accordance with section 92 (a) of Council’s Governance Local Law No:1, any statement which is derogatory, or defamatory of any Councillor, member of Council staff, or member of the community may not be accepted
  • where a person has formally made a written statement in relation to an item on the agenda, the statement will be provided to all councillors in advance of the meeting
  • written statements are not confidential and, following the closure for receipt of statements, will be published (including first and last names only) on Council’s website as an attachment to the Agenda for the relevant meeting
  • written statements will not be read out at the meeting; however, the Chairperson will advise the meeting of the number of statements received to each item.

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.

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•    my written statement is not confidential and will be published (including my first and last name only) on Council’s website; and
•    in accordance with section 92 (a) of Council’s Governance Local Law No:1, any statement which is derogatory, or defamatory of any Councillor, member of Council staff, or member of the community may not be accepted.

Important

Please make sure you submit your request prior to 11am on the day of the meeting.