Council and Town Planning Committee meetings

Council meetings to consider general matters take place on the third Monday of every month, commencing at 7pm in the Council chambers.

Town planning matters are considered at the town planning committee meeting, which takes place on the first Monday of every month, commencing at 7pm in the Council chambers.

Both meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. Agenda's for council meetings are available for viewing on our website prior to the meeting. All Council meetings are regulated by Local Laws No. 16 meeting procedures (Word, 150KB).

Meeting schedule for 2016

The Council has set its meeting schedule for 2016 as detailed below. All meetings will be held on Monday’s starting at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Cardinia Shire Civic Centre, 20 Siding Avenue, Officer unless otherwise advised.

Town Planning 1st Monday of each month Council 3rd Monday of each month
January – no meeting January – no meeting
1 February 15 February
7 March 21 March – Gembrook Community Centre
4 April 18 April
2 May 16 May
6 June 20 June
4 July 18 July
1 August 15 August
5 September 19 September
October – no meeting 17 October
14 November – Statutory Council meeting

Question time

If a member of the public wishes to raise a question at the general council meeting, it must be in writing and delivered to the Chief Executive Officer prior to 12 noon on the day of the meeting. Questions can only be raised at general council meetings, not in town planning committee meetings.

To raise a question, the following items must be taken into account:

  • Time constraints may limit Council in accepting all questions raised.
  • The Mayor may refuse to deal with any question.
  • The Mayor will direct the question to the appropriate Councillor or officer for response.
  • The Councillor or officer may take the question on notice for reply at a subsequent meeting if they are not able to answer the question at the meeting.
  • Question papers must be submitted by midday (12 noon) on meeting day. These may be hand delivered or via facsimile or email.
  • The Local Law also requires that the person who has lodged the question must be in attendance during question time.
  • Generally, questions that are repetitive or similar in general nature to questions previously raised will not be accepted.

Download a form (PDF, 65kb) to complete if you would like to raise a question at a general council meeting (not applicable to town planning committee meetings).

Council minutes and agendas from previous years, are no longer available on the website however you can request copies via email.

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