At the 26 September Council meeting, Golden Plains Shire Council adopted its Election Period Policy.
According to section 69 of the Local Government Act 2020, Council is mandated to adopt an Election Period policy. The updated policy reflects the dates of the upcoming 2024 election and incorporates minor adjustments to align with the Local Government Act 2020 and enhance overall governance.
This important policy outlines the procedures and guidelines for Council operations during election periods, ensuring Council can continue to conduct business throughout this period in a fair, transparent and equitable manner.
The Golden Plains Shire community actively participated in a public consultation process by sharing their thoughts and suggestions on the proposed changes from 25 August 2023 to 22 September 2023.
The Policy was endorsed by Council at its September Council meeting and placed on public exhibition for a period of four-weeks, with no submissions received during that period.