Updated Election Period and Public Transparency policies for comment

Published on 20 March 2024

Public transparency - OC.png

Council is sharing two of its policies for comment after updating them to meet requirements of the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act).

Updates have been made to the Election Period Policy and Public Transparency Policy, which will both be presented to Council in mid-2024 for endorsement.

This year’s Council election period is from 24 September to 26 October 2024 and the Election Period Policy outlines a variety of ways that Council conducts its local government election in a fair, equitable and transparent manner.

Key amendments include clarification of inappropriate decisions which are not to be made during the election period; clarification of provisions relating to public consultation, public meetings, civic and ceremonial events and advisory committees; guidance relating to use of Council resources, events and activities and; assistance and advice from the Council administration during the election period.

The Public Transparency Policy outlines ways in which Council information is to be made publicly available and that Council information must be understandable and accessible to all members of the community.

A key amendment is the inclusion of a summary of Council information to be made publicly available on either Council’s website or upon request.

Both policies are available for comment until midnight Friday 19 April 2024 at yourcityyourvoice.com.au/governance-updates 

Maribyrnong News

Stay up-to-date with the latest news by subscribing to our eNews.

Tagged as: