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Council Meetings

Council Meetings are open to members of the public. They are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre (corner of Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets, Castlemaine) and commence at 6.30 pm.

The dates of meetings of Council are advertised in Council's weekly column in the Midland Express and in latest news each Tuesday.

Public Question Time

Council allows 30 minutes at the start of each Council Meeting for members of the public to ask questions of Council. If you wish to bring a petition or joint letter to Council it may be presented during public question time.

Read the Guidelines for Asking Questions during public question time from our Meeting Procedures Local Laws No. 1 of 2008.

Special Meetings of Council

Council may also call special meetings to address specific matters. Notice of special meetings is given seven days in advance online and in the Midland Express.

Special Meetings have been called in 2017 as follows:

- 17 January 2017 at 6.30 pm - to consider two tenders
- 21 February 2017 at 5.00pm - to consider adoption of the amended Councillor Code of Conduct
- 30 May 2017 at 6.30 pm - to hear from submitters to the draft Council Plan 2017-2012 and proposed 2017/2018 Budget.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are made available to the public by the close of business on the Thursday preceding the Meeting, both online as separate pdf documents for download and as hard copies from the Civic Centre.

Minutes are available by close of business on the Friday following the Meeting.

Once Minutes are confirmed the Agendas are removed from Council's website, as the full Agenda is available in the Minutes.

Please contact us to obtain a copy of minutes from years prior to 2015.

Ordinary Meeting of Council Schedule 2017
21 February 2017
21 March 2017
18 April 2017
16 May 2017
20 June 2017
18 July 2017
15 August 2017
19 September 2017
17 October 2017
21 November 2017
19 December 2017


Deputations are made by community groups to bring to the attention of Councillors strategic matters or issues which align with Council's strategies defined in the Council Plan.

If you would like to make a Deputation to Councillors, please submit your request to Council. Councillors will consider your request for a deputation and you will be advised of the outcome.

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