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Governance Local Law 2011 and Meeting Procedure

Governance Local Law 2011

Council adopted its Governance Local Law 2011 (the Local Law) on 19 April 2011. The Local Law was gazetted on 28 April 2011.

The objectives of the Local Law are to:

  • Provide a mechanism to facilitate the good government of Maribyrnong City Council through its formal meeting procedure, to ensure effective and efficient Council decisions are made in a manner which promotes the effectiveness of local government in Maribyrnong and within the Australian system of Government
  • Promote and encourage community leadership by Maribyrnong City Council consistent with the community’s views and expectations
  • Promote and encourage community participation in local government by providing opportunities for direct access to the Council’s decision making processes
  • Protect the integrity of the Council’s Common Seal and describe when it may be affixed to a document

The Local Law also regulates and governs the:

  • Use of Council’s Common Seal
  • Procedure for election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor
  • Way in which meetings of the Council and Special Committee Meetings of the Council are conducted

Meeting Procedure

Council’s Meeting Procedure is incorporated by reference into its Governance Local Law 2011, and was amended on 21 February 2012, and 18 February 2014. The Meeting Procedure was gazetted on 28 April 2011.

The purpose of the Meeting Procedure is to prescribe the way Council and Special Committee Meetings are conducted to ensure orderly and efficient meetings and, as a document incorporated in the Council’s Governance Local Law 2011, to support the Council in achieving the objectives in the Governance Local Law 2011.

A full copy of the Governance Local Law 2011 and Meeting Procedure are attached below.

For more information contact:
9688 0200

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