Council has proposed a new Local Law No. 2 which deals with Council meeting procedures and Common Seal.
This Local Law aims to, among other things:
- provide a process for good decision making
- set procedures for conduct at meetings
- promote and encourage engagement
- regulate proceedings for election of the Mayor
- control the use of the Common Seal
If you are affected by the changes, we'd love to hear your thoughts. You can simply provide a submission for consideration, or you can request that Council hears your submission in person.
Submissions closed on Sunday 6 May 2018.
You can view the community impact statement and a copy of the proposed law on this page, or at Surf Coast Shire Council Offices (1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay).
If you have questions you can contact Wendy Hope, Manager Governance and Risk on (03) 5261 0600.
The full public notice is listed below:
SURF COAST SHIRE COUNCIL
Proposed Local Law No. 2 - Council Meeting Procedures & Common Seal
Notice is hereby given that the Surf Coast Shire Council, at its meeting held on 27 March 2018, resolved to commence the statutory process in accordance with sections 119 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act) to make a new Local Law Local Law No. 2 -Council Meeting Procedures & Common Seal.
The overall purpose and purport of the proposed Local Law as set out in the draft are to:
- facilitate good government and provide a process for good decision-making of Surf Coast Shire Council matters affecting the municipality and community;
- provide for procedures governing the conduct of Council Meetings, Special and Advisory Committee meetings;
- set the rules of behaviour for those participating in or present at Council meetings, Special and Advisory Committee meetings;
- promote and encourage community engagement in local government while at the same time ensuring that Council conducts its business in an effective and efficient manner in line with the Act;
- regulate proceedings for the election of the Mayor and Chair of various committees;
- regulate the use and control of the Common Seal; and
- revoke Local Law Local Law No. 2 - Council Meeting Procedures and Common Seal 2016
Written submissions about the proposed Local Law are invited from any person affected by the Local Law for consideration in accordance with section 223 of the Act. A person may also request (in their submission) to be heard in support of their submission and/or to nominate a representative to present their submission. Submissions must be received in writing no later than 5pm on Sunday 6 May 2018 and can be provided in the following ways:
A Local Laws Community Impact Statement (LLCIS) has been developed to assist the community in understanding the new Local Law and how it complies and aligns with other legislation. In addition to being available on the website (as above), a copy of the proposed Local Law and LLCIS are available for inspection at Surf Coast Shire Council Offices, 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay.
Anyone requiring further information can contact Wendy Hope, Manager Governance and Risk on (03) 5261 0600.
Chief Executive Officer