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Draft Governance Rules and Draft Amended Local Law No 1

Public Notice Issued:
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Draft Governance Rules including Election Period Policy and Draft Amended Local Law No 1

Wellington Shire Council invites the community to provide feedback on the following draft documents developed in accordance with the new Local Government Act 2020:

  • Draft Governance Rules - replaces Local Law No 1 as Council’s new means for municipal governance.
  • Draft amended Local Law No 1 - amended to provide direction for use of the Common Seal and the enforcement of infringements and penalties against Council process.

Draft Governance Rules

Council has developed draft Governance Rules based on Council’s existing Local Law No 1 Processes of Municipal Government. The draft Governance Rules are designed to replace corresponding parts of Local Law No 1 and provide a body of work designed to provide clear understanding about how Council engages and works with the community.

Council’s Election Period Policy has also been reviewed for inclusion with the draft Governance Rules.

Download a copy of the Proposed Draft Governance Rules.

Draft Amended Local Law No 1

Notice was given at a meeting of Wellington Shire Council (Council) held on 21 July 2020, that Council resolved to amend Local Law No 1 Processes of Municipal Government (draft amended Local Law No 1). The majority, of previous provisions contained within the Local Law No 1, are transitioned to the new draft Governance Rules as per the requirements in the new Local Government Act 2020.

The purpose of the draft amended Local Law No 1 will be to:

  • Regulate the use of Council's Common Seal.
  • Provide direction for use of the Common Seal and the enforcement of infringements and penalties against Council processes.

Download a copy of the Draft Amended Local Law No 1.

Community Feedback Process

Any person proposing to provide feedback must do so no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020. The following options are available:

  1. Online: complete an online form.
  2. Hardcopy: your feedback should be addressed to Governance, Wellington Shire Council, 18 Desailly Street (PO BOX 506), Sale VIC 3850 and marked as GOVERNANCE RULES/LOCAL LAW 1 FEEDBACK.

Feedback will be considered and amendments deemed appropriate, will be made to the draft documents. A Council report to adopt the Draft Governance Rules, and Draft Amended Local Law No 1 will be presented at a Council Meeting on Tuesday 1 September 2020 at 3:00pm.

All feedback received will be available for public inspection and noted in Council’s Agenda and Minutes.

Copies of the Draft Governance Rules and draft Amended Local Law No 1 can be downloaded using the links above or obtained from our Customer Service Centres during office hours at:

  • Sale: 18 Desailly Street, Sale
  • Yarram: 156 Grant Street, Yarram

Any person requiring further information concerning the Draft Governance Rules or Amended Draft Local Law No 1 should contact the Governance team on 1300 366 244.

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