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NOTICE

The 4 October 2022 Council meeting will be held in the Council chambers and you may attend the public gallery or watch and participate via the options below.

Wellington Shire Council meets at 3.00pm on the first Tuesday of each month and 6.00pm on the third Tuesday of each month.

Meetings may be watched live (or afterwards) on Wellington Shire Council's YouTube Channel.

Gallery/Chat Room questions, or questions regarding Agenda items, may be submitted online.

Council Meetings are live streamed for your convenience, and can be viewed by following the links in the Watch Live: Meeting Broadcast section below.

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David Morcom

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Communications and Media.

Clem Gillings

General Manager Community and Culture
Arts and Culture, Communities, Facilities & Emergencies, Leisure Services.

Arthur Skipitaris

General Manager Corporate Services
Finance, Information Services, Organisation Development, Business Improvement.

Brent McAlister

General Manager Development
Land Use Planning, Economic Development, Municipal Services, Customer Service.

Chris Hastie

General Manager Built and Natural Environment
Assets and Projects, Built Environment, Natural Environment and Parks.
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2022 Council Meeting Schedule

October 2022

Tuesday 4 October, 3.00pm
Tuesday 18 October, 6.00pm

November 2022

Wednesday 2 November, 3.00pm (including the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor)
Tuesday 15 November, 6.00pm

December 2022

Tuesday 6 December, 3.00pm
Tuesday 20 December, 6.00pm

Watch Live: Meeting Broadcast

Wellington Shire Council uses its YouTube Channel to broadcast Council Meetings live. Watching these meetings is a free service, and you do not require a YouTube account.

Do you have a Question or Comment for the Council Meeting?

Addressing an Agenda Item

If you would like to ask a question or make a comment in relation to an Agenda item please complete the Council Meeting Question or Comment Submission Form no later than 1:00pm on the day of the meeting. Please note that the Mayor may choose to reply in writing.

Asking a General Question or making a Comment during the Council Meeting

If you would like to ask a General Question or make a Comment during the live broadcast of the Council Meeting, not addressing a particular Agenda Item, please complete the Council Meeting Question or Comment Submission Form or email your question or comment to askcouncil@wellington.vic.gov.au prior to 'Further Gallery and Online Comments' section of the Council Meeting.

If the question or comment is deemed appropriate, it will be read aloud to the Councillors by the Chief Executive Officer during the 'Further Gallery and Online Comments' section of the Council Meeting. A response to the question or comment will be issued in accordance with Council's Customer Service Charter. Please note that the Mayor may choose to reply in writing.

Pre-register here to Address Council via the Virtual Public Gallery

Addressing an Agenda Item

If you would like to address Council virtually in relation to a specific Agenda Item or to make a General Address, please ensure to register no later than two (2) business days prior to the Council meeting you wish to make your address at. This will allow sufficient time for the team to provide you with any guidance and support required to facilitate a smooth attendance. If you are unable to pre-register in advance, you may still address Council via the online form and/or in person or register for the following Council meeting.

You can register to attend the Virtual Public Gallery here.

Technical Information

Wellington Shire Council utilises Microsoft Teams as its virtual meeting platform. When your attendance to attend the Virtual Public Gallery has been confirmed, you will be provided with a confirmation, a joining link and further details that will allow you to conduct the required technical pre-meeting checks to ensure you have the best chance for a smooth virtual experience.

Should you lose connection during your address, every effort will be made by Council to reestablish a connection with you immediately. Where this is not possible, we will move on to the next addressee and then try to connect with you again at the end of the session. It is strongly recommended that you include a copy of your address to Council when you pre-register to attend the Virtual Public Gallery so that, should we not be able to reestablish a connection with you, we can still read out your address on your behalf.

Rules for the Virtual Public Gallery

To address Council virtually, the following requirements must be met:

(1) Any member of the public addressing Council must extend due courtesy and respect to Council and the processes under which it operates and must take      direction from the Chairperson whenever called on to do so.

(2) The Chairperson will allocate a maximum of three minutes to each person who wishes to address Council.

(3) The Chairperson or Chief Executive Officer will invite presenters in the order of registration.

     (a) Where technical difficulties arise on the side of the presenter, the Chairperson will move to the next presenter registered and return to the previous presenter at           the end of the list to provide sufficient time for resolution.

     (b) Where technical difficulties prevent the presenter from rejoining the meeting, they will have the opportunity to address the next Council Meeting.

(4) The Chairperson or Chief Executive Officer have the discretion to alter the order of persons to be heard.

(5) The person, in addressing the Council:

     (a) must confine their address to the three minute allocation of time;

     (b) shall extend due courtesy and respect to the Council and the processes under which it operates;

     (c) shall take direction from the Chairperson whenever called upon to do so.

     (d) there will be no discussion or debate with the attendees in the public gallery however Councillors may ask questions of clarification of the attendee; and

     (e) Standing Orders do not need to be suspended to allow discussion for the purposes of clarification.

(6) The person addressing Council must ensure that their background does not display any offensive, indecent, insulting or objectionable item, image or words.

     (a) The Chairperson may order and cause the removal of any item, image or words that are deemed by the Chairperson to be objectionable, disrespectful or otherwise            inappropriate.

     (b) Failure to comply with an order may result in the Chairperson terminating the address.

If an address that requires a response cannot be answered by the CEO or another Senior Council Officer during the meeting, a written response will be prepared in accordance with the service standard for written correspondence set out in Council's Customer Service Commitment.

Rules for Addressing Council In Person or via an emailed Questions or Comments

For an address to be considered at an Ordinary Council Meeting, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must focus on an issue within Councils powers to act;
  • Must not name, allude to, or focus on an individual;
  • No more than two questions and/or comments (including combinations thereof or asked in parts) are able to be submitted per person for any one Council Meeting Agenda item.

Addresses that meet one or more of the following criteria will not be answered at a Council Meeting:

  • Repetitive or has already been answered (previously either by Officers in writing or at a Council Meeting);
  • Relates to a matter for which the meeting would normally be closed under Section 66(2) of the Local Government Act 2020;
  • Concerns matters deemed to be confidential under Section 77 of the Local Government Act 1989;
  • Is prejudicial to the Council or any other person if answered;
  • Relates to the personal views or actions of an individual Councillor or Council Officer;
  • Relates to a matter that is the subject of negotiation, litigation or commercial interest/advantage;
  • Is defamatory, indecent, abusive, irrelevant, trivial or objectionable in language or nature;
  • Is considered trivial or vexatious or it is more appropriate to direct to Council Officers during normal business hours.

If an address that requires a response cannot be answered by the CEO or another Senior Council Officer during the meeting, a written response will be prepared in accordance with the service standard for written correspondence set out in Council's Customer Service Commitment.

Archived Council Meeting Broadcasts

Archived versions of Council Meeting broadcasts are also accessible on Wellington Shire Council's YouTube Channel, in the Archived Meetings section. Should you require access to an archived Council Meeting that is not included on the YouTube Channel please contact Council.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022