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Have Your Say on Governance Rules

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Council is seeking community feedback on the development of the Governance Rules (incorporating the Election Period Policy) and a Public Transparency Policy.

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Mount Alexander Shire Council is seeking community feedback on the development of the Governance Rules (incorporating the Election Period Policy) and a Public Transparency Policy.

The Governance Rules and the Election Period Policy are requirements for all Victorian councils under the new Local Government Act 2020.

The rules and policy outline the ways in which Council will:

  • Conduct its meetings and those of its delegated committees
  • Elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
  • Operate during the period prior to an election
  • Support local community participation in the system of local government.

Once adopted by Council, the Governance Rules will replace Local Law No. 1 – Meeting Procedures 2018.

The purpose of the Public Transparency Policy is to formulate Council’s commitment to open transparent and accountable administration and decision-making.

It is also designed to foster timely access to information and improve community awareness and understanding of what Council information is available and how to access it.

This is a newly developed policy that has been incorporated into the Local Government Act 2020.

Read the updated policy and rules at Council’s website at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay.

Written submissions may be sent via email or post to Council and must be received by 9.00am on Friday 14 August 2020.

A Special Meeting of Council to adopt the draft Governance Rules 2020, revised Election Period Policy and the Public Transparency Policy will be held on 1 September 2020, at a time to be confirmed.

To discuss these matters contact Augustine Sheppard, Principal Governance Officer, on 5471 1700.



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