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2021 Council Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held at the Corporate Centre, 273 Main Street, Bairnsdale unless stated otherwise.

February

  • Tuesday 2 February, 6.00 pm
  • Tuesday 23 February, 6.00 pm

March

  • Tuesday 16 March, 6.00 pm

April

  • Tuesday 13 April, 6.00 pm

May

  • Tuesday 4 May, 1.30 pm - Omeo Region
  • Tuesday 18 May, 9.00 am - Unscheduled Meeting
  • Tuesday 25 May, 6.00 pm

June

  • Tuesday 22 June, 6.00 pm
  • Tuesday 29 June, 6.00 pm - Unscheduled Meeting - Lakes Entrance

July

  • Tuesday 13 July, 6.00 pm

August

  • Tuesday 3 August, 1.30 pm - Mallacoota Region
  • Tuesday 24 August, 6.00 pm

September

  • Tuesday 14 September, 6.00 pm

October

  • Tuesday 5 October, 1.30 pm -  Orbost Region
  • Tuesday 26 October, 6.00 pm
  • Thursday 28 October, 6.00 pm - Statutory Meeting

November

  • Tuesday 16 November, 6.00 pm

December

  • Tuesday 7 December, 6.00 pm

Watch Live: Meeting Broadcast

We broadcast Council meetings live on our YouTube channel 'EastGippyTV'. You do not need a YouTube account; however, you can subscribe to our channel.

Want to take part in a Council meeting?

There are two ways to engage with Council at a Council meeting. You can:

  • Ask questions (written or verbal) on an agenda item
  • Present to Council on an agenda item or any matter

You'll need to fill out a form and get it to us by the deadline. Forms are available below or at the meeting.

Submitting a petition

Petitioning is a way for people to show community support for a request or views on a matter and present it directly to Council.

Our Governance Rules (rule 7.7) set out the procedures to submit a petition, the circumstances under which a petition may be disallowed and the process for addressing and responding to the petition at, or after, the meeting.

Petitions submitted to Council must:

  • be legible and in permanent writing;
  • be clear and on each page the matter and action sought from council is stated;
  • not be derogatory, defamatory or objectionable in language or nature;
  • not relate to matters outside the powers of Council;
  • include the names, addresses and original signatures of all petitioners; and
  • be assessed by the Chief Executive Officer as meaningful and appropriate for formal presentation.

Where a petition has been signed by fewer than 10 people it will be treated as a joint letter and forwarded to the appropriate Council staff member for action as an operational item.

The Chief Executive Officer may determine that an electronic or online petition will be submitted to a Council meeting. The number of signatories to an online or electronic petition will be taken to be the number of signatories at the time the petition is provided to Council for submission to a Council meeting.

An online or electronic petition will not be presented to a Council meeting if it contains signatures that are false or misleading.

We have a petition template to help people prepare a petition that meets these requirements.

Presenting the petition to Council

The original petition can be lodged with Council either in person at any of council's offices, by post or by email to feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au  

The petition will be assessed by a Governance team member to ensure it meets the Governance Rules requirements. It will then go to the Chief Executive Officer to decide if the petition is meaningful. If it meets that criteria, the petition will be submitted to the next scheduled Council meeting.

Council will either:

  • refer the matter to the CEO for consideration and response to the head petition, or
  • seek that the CEO provide a report to a future meeting of Council for consideration.

Head petitioner

The head petitioner will get an acknowledgment that the petition has been received and will be tabled at the next scheduled Council meeting.

After a petition is tabled, the head petitioner will be advised of the progress of the particular issue.

Governance Rules

The process for conducting Council meetings is guided by Governance Rules.

The Governance Rules provide for Council to consider and make decisions on any matter fairly and on the merits and enable a person whose rights are directly affected by a decision to have their views heard and interest considered in the process.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021