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Proposed Local Law No. 1

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Make a submission for consideration on proposed Local Law No. 1 - Council Meeting Procedures & Common Seal.

Submissions are now closed.

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Council has proposed a new Local Law No. 1 which deals with Council meeting procedures and Common Seal. At its Ordinary Meeting on 26 February 2019, Council resolved to commence the statutory consultation process in accordance with sections 119 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act). Read the full report from the agenda


This Local Law aims to:

  • provide a process for good decision making;
  • set procedures for the conduct of Council meetings;
  • set the rules of behaviour for those participating in or present at Council meetings;
  • promote and encourage community engagement in local government;
  • regulate proceedings for the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor;
  • regulate the use and control of the Council’s Common Seal; and
  • revoke Local Law No. 1 of 2009 – Processes of Municipal Government and Local Law No. 1A of 2011 Processes of Municipal Government


You can view a copy of:

  • the proposed local law;
  • the local law community impact statement; and
  • the accompanying policy for public participation in Council meetings;

on this page, or at Golden Plains Shire Council’s Bannockburn offices (2 Pope Street, Bannockburn). 

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

Written submissions to Council about this proposed Local Law may be made by 5pm, Sunday 7 April 2019.  Submissions can be made in following ways:

  • Through the ‘Have your say’ link below; or
  • Emailed to; or
  • By mail addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Golden Plains Shire Council, PO Box 111, Bannockburn, VIC 3331.

Submitters can request to speak to their submission in person or have a person appear on their behalf at a meeting of Council. The date and time of the meeting to hear submitters or their representatives, in person will be advertised.

Any person making a written submission is advised that under regulation 11 of the Local Government Act (General) Regulations 2004, the Council is required to make available for public inspection all submissions (including personal information) received in accordance with section 223 of the Act during the previous 12 months. Details of submissions may also be included within the official Council Agendas and Minutes which are public documents and which may also be available on Council’s website.

Have Your Say

What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

Submissions received by 5pm, Sunday 7 April 2019 will be considered by Council and a meeting date and time fixed to hear any submitters in person, if those submitters requested in their submission to be heard.  

The local law will then be presented to Council at its 23 April 2019 Ordinary Meeting to be consider adoption of the finalised version.


26 February 2019: Council Meeting to adopt draft local law.

07 March - 07 April 2019: Public Submission Period.

April 2019: Council to consider all submissions.

23 April 2019: Council to consider adoption of finalised local law at its Ordinary Meeting.

Early May 2019: Submit copy of final local law to the Minister for Local Government.

Mid May 2019: Local Law No. 1 2019 in effect.

Contact Information

Candice Holloway
Corporate Governance Coordinator
03 5220 7111
Project Category: 
Council Plan and Budget
Last Updated: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Project Status: 
Past Project
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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.