Council meetings

Melton City Council is committed to protecting community health and wellbeing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To ensure we comply with social distancing requirements, we are capping the number of residents who can be seated in the public galley at Council meetings to six people. This means that once we have reached the six person capacity, we will be unable to allow more residents to enter Council chambers, to ensure we comply with government requirements.

As public access will be extremely restricted we are asking residents to not attend a Council Meeting.

An audio recording of the Council meeting will be available on our Minutes & Agendas webpage the next day. 

If you plan to attend, please consider downloading the agenda prior to attending on your own device, to limit the need to share public copies.

Thank you for your understanding.

Meeting Procedure Local Law (2013)

The Council’s power to make the Local Law is contained in sections 5, 91 and 111 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act).

The purpose of the Meeting Procedure Local Law is to:

  • regulate proceedings and provide for orderly and fair conduct at all Council Meetings, Special Committee Meetings, Advisory Committee Meetings, and other meetings conducted by or on behalf of Council where Council has resolved that provisions of the Local Law are to apply;
  • maintain open, efficient and effective processes of the government of the Council and assist with keeping the preparation of the agenda consistent from meeting to meeting;
  • regulate proceedings for the election of the Mayor and Chairperson of various committees;
  • regulate the use and prohibit unauthorised use of the common seal

The Meeting Procedure Local Law (2013) ceases to operate 1 August 2023 unless revoked sooner by Council resolution.

Download the Meeting Procedure Local Law 2013(PDF, 1MB)

2020 Meetings of Council

Ordinary Council Meetings take place on Mondays at 7pm unless otherwise specified on the agenda.  Additionally, Special Council Meetings may be called during the course of the year.

  • Monday 3 February, Melton Civic Centre
  • Monday 2 March, Burnside Community Hall
  • Thursday 26 March, Melton Civic Centre
  • Thursday 2 April, Melton Civic Centre (to consider the Agenda adjourned on Thursday 26 March)
  • Monday 27 April, Burnside Community Hall
  • Monday 25 May, Melton Civic Centre
  • Monday 22 June, Burnside Community Hall
  • Monday 20 July, Melton Civic Centre
  • Monday 17 August, Burnside Community Hall
  • Monday 14 September, Melton Civic Centre
  • Monday 12 October, Burnside Community Hall
  • Tuesday 10 November, Melton Civic Centre Statutory Special Meeting
  • Monday 23 November, Melton Civic Centre
  • Monday 14 December, Burnside Community Hall

View Minutes and Agendas

 

Council Meeting recordings

Ordinary and Special Council Meetings are audio recorded and all meeting recordings are included with the agenda, minutes and appendices.  The audio files are in .mp3 format and can be listened to online or downloaded to your computer.  Visit our Minutes and Agendas webpage.

 

Attendance

All interested members of the public are invited to attend - for any further information please contact the Council's Civic Centre on 9747 7200.

 

Public question time

Public question time is available at every Ordinary Meeting of Council to enable members of the public to address questions to Council. 

All questions (maximum of two per person) must be submitted via the online form or by downloading then lodging the Public Question Time form in the receptacle designated for public questions at the entrance to the Council Chamber at the Melton Civic Centre.

All questions must be received by no later than 5pm on the day of the Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Individuals must be present in the gallery at the time the question is considered and may be asked for clarification by the Chairperson.

Submit your public question/s to Council