Council and committee meetings

Availability of agendas and minutes

Agendas are made publicly available the Friday prior to the Tuesday evening's meeting.  Minutes of meetings are made publicly available as soon as practicable following the meeting.

Visit the agendas and minutes page to view meeting documentation.

Commencement times and venues

All meetings of Council, the City Development Special Committee and the Enterprise Maribyrnong Special Committee generally commence at 6.30pm and are open to the public.  Meetings are held at Maribyrnong Council Offices, corner Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray, unless otherwise advised.

All Inner Melbourne Action Plan Implementation Committee (IMAP) meetings commence at 8am and are open to the public. IMAP meetings are held on a rotating basis between the five partner councils - Cities of Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Yarra.

For all Council and Special Committee meetings please refer to the schedule of meeting dates.

Community participation

All of Council’s public meetings allow for 15 minutes of public question time.

This is not an opportunity for members of the public to express personal views or opinions.  This time is provided for questions only. Depending of the complexity of questions, it may be necessary to take questions on notice, with a reply to be provided at a later date.

If you would like to ask a question during a Council or Committee meeting please complete the Public Question Time Form(PDF, 785KB) and email it to governance@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au, or provide it to the Governance Officer present at the meeting on the night.

Petitions

What is a petition?

A petition is a written request to Council which has been signed by multiple people (who each provide their name and street address). Petitions express concern about an issue and request Council to take action.

Any person may organise a petition and request that it be received at an Ordinary Meeting of Council.  An original petition must be lodged no less than 7 days before the Council Meeting at which it is to be tabled.

What does a petition look like?

A petition will:

  • be addressed to the Council, Mayor or Councillor;
  • include the whole of the petition text (i.e. what is being asked of Council to consider) at the top of each page;
  • contain the names, addresses and handwritten original signatures;
  • be legible and permanent writing;
  • not relate to matters outside powers of Council; and
  • not be defamatory, indecent, abusive or objectionable in language or substance.

Please see a sample of an acceptable petition below.

The petition must nominate a contact person. If you are the organiser of a petition, please include your contact details so that the relevant Council officer can contact you to acknowledge the receipt of the petition, and advise you after the petition has been received at a Council meeting.

It is the responsibility of the petition organiser to contact other signatories to the petition to inform them of its progress.

Due to the requirements of a petition (e.g. handwritten original signatures etc.), online petitions (e.g via change.org, facebook etc.) are not accepted.

Please see a sample of an acceptable petition below.

How do I submit a petition?

Once the petition is complete, it can be emailed to email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au or sent to:

Maribyrnong City Council
Attn: Governance
PO Box 58
Footscray   VIC   3011

You can also deliver your petition to the Maribyrnong Town Hall, Cnr Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray.