Meeting Procedure Local Law

Consultation closed on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Council is proposing to adopt a new Meeting Procedure Local Law to incorporate changes in local government legislation and to reflect current governance practice at Wodonga City Council. The proposed Local Law is based on a model widely used by councils across Victoria.

The objectives of the Local Law are to:

a) Regulate and control the procedures governing the conduct of meetings of the council and of special committees appointed by the council;
b) Regulate and control the election of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor (if one is appointed by council), and the chairpersons of any special committees;
c) Regulate and control the use of the council’s seal;
d) Promote and encourage community participation in the local government system;
e) Provide a mechanism through its formal meeting procedure to ensure effective and efficient council decisions are made in a manner which acknowledges the role of local government within the Australian system of Government;
f) Provide for the administration of the council’s powers and functions; and,
g) Provide generally for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district.

A Community Impact Statement has been prepared to inform the community about the proposed Local Law and to assist any member of the public who may wish to make a submission to the Council during the public consultation process required under the Local Government Act 1989.

The consultation period closes at 5pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

April 25, 2019

This consultation has now closed. Thank you for everyone who has provided their feedback

March 19, 2019

The Meeting Procedure Local Law is now available for public comment. 

Online submissions

Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Meeting Procedure Local Law’ and will be received up until Tuesday, April 23, 2019. They can also be sent by:


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