On 28 November 2017, Monash City Council (Council) made a new local law, to be referred to as the Meeting Procedures Local Law No. 1 (the Local Law), which comes into operation on 19 December 2017.
The following information about the Local Law is provided in accordance with section 119(3) of the Local Government Act 1989:
Objectives of the Local Law
The principal objective of the Local Law is to provide for the orderly, fair and effective conduct of Meetings, and to provide for the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor (if one is appointed by Council) and Chairpersons of Special Committees.
General Purport of the Local Law
The Local Law revokes Local Law No. 1 Meeting Procedures and:
- provides for the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and Chairpersons of Special Committees;
- regulates the use of the Common Seal;
- regulates the meeting procedure to be followed at meetings of Council and some Special Committees, by addressing matters such as items of business, rules of debate, public question time, minutes and behaviour;
- makes it an offence to do any of the things described in clause 40 of the Local Law, which relate to:
- engaging in Disorderly Conduct;
- falsely signing a petition;
- recording of meetings; and
- failure to comply with directions of the Chairperson; and
- incorporates the Meeting Procedures Code 2017 (the Code).
The new local law comes into operation on 19 December 2017.
A copy of the Local Law and the Code may be inspected or obtained at the Council’s Civic Centre at 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley, and Council's Oakleigh Service Centre at 3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh during office hours, and on Council's website.
DR ANDI DIAMOND
Chief Executive Officer