Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Access agendas and minutes for Council and Committee Meetings, or watch meetings from the comfort of your own home.

Council Meetings

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Residents and ratepayers are welcome to attend our Ordinary Meetings of Council at 6pm (unless otherwise advertised).

Council Meetings

Council Meetings are forums where Councillors discuss issues and recommendations on a wide-range of issues that guide Council's actions. The meetings provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions of Councillors and to raise issues for Council to consider in its decision-making process.

Agendas and Minutes for Council Meetings

You can read the Agenda for our next Council meeting, or the minutes from previous Council meetings on the Agendas and Minutes page.

13 February 2017
27 February 2017
20 March 2017
3 and 18 April 2017
1 and 15 May 2017
5 and 19 June 2017

3 and 17 July 2017

 7 and 21 August 2017
 4 and 18 September 2017
 2 and 16 October 2017

Council Meetings are at 6pm (unless otherwise advised).

Meeting Location:
Darebin Council Chamber
350 High Street, Preston (unless otherwise advised)

Planning Committee Meetings

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Residents and ratepayers are welcome to attend City of Darebin Planning Committee Meetings at 6pm (unless otherwise advertised).

Planning Committee Meetings

The Planning Committee comprises all Councillors and makes decisions on planning applications for industry, business and residential property developments that are considered to be of significance to the community.

Agendas and Minutes for Planning Committee Meetings

You can read the agenda for our next Planning Committee meeting, or the minutes from previous Planning Committee meetings on the Agendas and Minutes page.

6 February 2017
14 March 2017
10 April 2017
8 May 2017
 13 June 2017
 10 July 2017
 14 August 2017
 11 September 2017
 9 October 2017
 6 November 2017

Planning Committee Meetings commence at 6pm (unless otherwise advised).

Meeting Location:
Darebin Council Chamber
350 High Street, Preston (unless otherwise advised)


Watch Council and Planning Committee Meetings

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Ordinary Council Meetings and Planning Committee Meetings held in the Preston Council Chambers can be streamed online. Streamed meetings are archived for 3 months.
  • To watch the Council meeting live, click the Live tab below.
  • To watch the most recent Council meetings after they’ve happened, click the Archive tab below, then select the date of the meeting.

Archived meetings can be viewed approximately one hour after a Council meeting has ended. 

Bundoora Homestead Board of Management Committee Meetings

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Hearing of Submissions Committee

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Public Question Time

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Members of the public can submit questions to Council at ordinary Council Meetings. Questions raised by the public are addressed shortly after 6pm in the Public Question Time Forum.

A period of up to 30 minutes will be set aside at each Council Meeting to enable the Chairperson to read out, and respond to, questions submitted by the public in accordance with the following guidelines.

Questions from the public must be submitted prior to the commencement of Council meetings.  No questions will be accepted after 6.00 pm on the night of the meeting. This includes questions from members of the public who seek to directly ask their questions from the gallery, which must first be submitted to officers for review prior to the meeting.

Further, in accordance with section 54(5) of the Darebin Governance Local Law, a member of the gallery cannot ask more than two (2) questions.

The Mayor, in the first instance, will read questions and provide a response to those submitted online before taking questions from members in the gallery.  If a question cannot be answered at the meeting, a written response will be prepared and forwarded to the person raising the question.  Any question responded to verbally at the meeting, will not be responded to in writing.

Questions that:

  • Relate to items that are listed on the Agenda; or
  • Are of an operational nature; or
  • Relate to personnel matters, contractual matters or legal advice; or
  • Are aimed at embarrassing a councillor or a member of council staff or is political in nature

 will not be responded to.  


Questions can be submitted up until 4.00pm on the day of the Council Meeting

Questions may be lodged in person:

  • At the Preston Customer Service Centre by 5pm on the day of the Council meeting
  • With a Council Officer between 5.45pm and 6pm on the evening of the Council meeting at Council Chambers (including from people who wish to directly ask their question from the gallery.)

Or by printing the Public Question Time Form (PDF or Word) and delivering it to 274 Gower Street Preston Vic. 3072

Residents do not need to attend the meeting for a question to be answered. Council meetings can be viewed at the Watch Council and Planning Committee meetings page.

The Agenda for each meeting is available by 5pm on the Thursday before each meeting at Meeting Agendas and Minutes page. Copies are also available at Customer Service centres and libraries.