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 and Planning Committee Meetings during COVID-19 pandemic

Ordinary Council Meetings and Planning Committees are livestreamed and may be accessed on this page. In accordance with changes introduced in response to COVID-19 these meetings are closed to the public. Persons wishing to submit a ‘Public Question’ or a ‘Submission’ to an item on an Ordinary Council Meeting agenda may do so online by 12.00 noon on the day of the meeting via the Question and Submissions form or by email Q&S@darebin.vic.gov.au 

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Ordinary Council Meetings and Planning Committees are livestreamed and may be accessed from Councils website www.darebin.vic.gov.au . In accordance with changes introduced in response to COVID-19 these meetings are closed to the public. Persons wishing to submit a ‘Public Question’ or a ‘Submission’ to an item on an Ordinary Council Meeting agenda may do so online by 12.00 noon on the day of the meeting via the Question and Submissions form or by email Q&S@darebin.vic.gov.au .

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.

2020 COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE
Date
 3 February
24 February

16 March

27 March (Special Council Meeting)
6 and 27 April
18 May
9 and 29 June
20 July
17 August
7 and 28 September

19 October

Meeting Location:

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

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.

2020 PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE
Date
10 February (cancelled)
10 March
14 April
11 May
15 June
13 July
10 August
14 September
12 October  

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

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

 

Ordinary Council Meetings and Planning Committee Meetings held in the Preston Council Chambers and Preston Town Hall can be streamed online. Streamed meetings are kept on the Council Website for 4 years from the date of the meeting.

Live Meetings:
You can watch meetings live on YouTube below.

 

You can watch recordings of previous Council Meetings and Planning Committee Meetings via the list below.

Council Meetings:

Council Meeting - 29 June 2020
Council Meeting - 9 June 2020
Council Meeting - 18 May 2020 Part 2
Council Meeting - 18 May 2020 Part 1
Special Council Meeting - 13 May 2020
Council Meeting - 27 April 2020
Council Meeting - 6 April 2020 Part 2
Council Meeting - 6 April 2020 Part 1
Special Council Meeting - 27 March 2020
Council Meeting - 16 March 2020 Part 2
Council Meeting - 16 March 2020 Part 1
Council Meeting - 24 February 2020
Council Meeting - 3 February 2020
Council Meeting - 16 December 2019
Council Meeting (Part 2) - 2 December 2019
Council Meeting (Part 1) - 2 December 2019
Special Council Meeting - 25 November 2019
Council Meeting (Part 2) - 6 November 2019
Council Meeting (Part 1) - 6 November 2019
Council Meeting (Part 2) - 14 October 2019
Council Meeting (Part 1) - 14 October 2019
Council Meeting - 23 September 2019
Council Meeting (Part 2) - 2 September 2019
Council Meeting (Part 1) - 2 September 2019
Council Meeting - 12 August 2019
Council Meeting (Part 1) - 22 July
Council Meeting (Part 2) - 22 July
Special Council Meeting - 8 July 2019
Council Meeting - 24 June 2019
Council Meeting - 11 June 2019
Council Meeting - 20 May 2019
Council Meeting - 29 April 2019
Council Meeting - 15 April 2019
Council Meeting - 8 April 2019 - Part 1
Council Meeting - 8 April 2019 - Part 2
Council Meeting - 18 March 2019 Part 1
Council Meeting - 18 March 2019 Part 2
Council Meeting - 25 February 2019
Council Meeting - 4 February 2019
Council Meeting - 3 December 2018
Council Meeting - 26 November 2018
Council Meeting - 7 November 2018 - Part 1
Council Meeting - 7 November 2018 - Part 2
Council Meeting (Part 1) - 15 October 2018
Council Meeting (Part 2) - 15 October 2018 
Council Meeting - 24 September 2018 part 1
Council Meeting - 24 September 2018 part 2
Council Meeting - 3 September 2018
Council Meeting - 13 August 2018
Council Meeting - 23 July 2018
Council Meeting - 2 July 2018
Council Meeting - 12 June 2018
Special Council Meeting - 31 May 2018
Council Meeting (Part 1) - 21 May 2018
Council Meeting (Part 2) - 21 May 2018
Council Meeting - 30 April 2018
Council Meeting - 9 April 2018
Council Meeting - 19 March 2018
Council Meeting - 26 February 2018
Special Council Meeting - 12 February 2018

Planning Committee Meetings:

Planning Committee Meeting - 15 June 2020
Planning Committee Meeting - 11 May 2020
Planning Committee Meeting - 14 April 2020
Planning Committee Meeting - 10 March 2020
Planning Committee Meeting - 9 December 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - 18 November 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - 21 October 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - 16 September 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - 19 August 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - 15 July 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - 20 June 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - 15 April 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - 12 March 2019
Planning Committee Meeting - 17 December 2018
Planning Committee Meeting - 19 November 2018
Planning Committee Meeting - 20 August 2018
Planning Committee Meeting - 14 May 2018
Planning Committee Meeting - 16 April 2018
Planning Committee Meeting - 13 March 2018
Planning Committee Meeting - 12 February 2018

Hearing of Submissions Committee Meetings:

Hearing of Submissions Committee Meeting - 15 July 2019
Hearing of Submissions Committee Meeting - 23 May 2019 
Hearing of Submissions Committee Meeting - 25 March 2019
Hearing of Submissions Committee Meeting - 20 August 2018

Agenda and Minutes of the Hearing of Submissions Committee.

Hearing of Submissions Meetings are being livestreamed and may be accessed from this page.

 

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Question and Submission Time is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of the Council at our ordinary Council Meetings.

Members of the public can lodge questions for Council to answer or make a Comment or Submission prior to a specific item listed on the Agenda of an Ordinary Council meeting.

Please Note – Council meetings are currently being held virtually, are livestreamed and may be accessed from Council's website. In accordance with these changes introduced in response to COVID-19 Ordinary Council Meetings are closed to the public and persons wishing to submit a ‘Public Question’ or a ‘Submission’ to an item on an Ordinary Council Meeting agenda may do so online by 12.00 noon on the day of the meeting via the Question and Submissions form or by email Q&S@darebin.vic.gov.au. If you wish to ask your question or present your submission virtually please indicate this when it is submitted and Council Officers will contact you to arrange access to the virtual meeting at the appropriate time'

 

 

QUESTIONS

Members of the public may ask up to three (3) questions at an Ordinary Council meeting.

Questions submitted online will be responded to in the first instance. If you are not present at the meeting, the Chairperson will read the question and provide a response. The Chairperson may then take questions from members in the gallery, if the meeting is open to the public.

Any question not answered at the meeting will be taken on notice and a written response will be provided to the person asking the question.

In accordance with the Council Meeting Governance Rules (Meeting Procedure and Common Seal Local Law), the Chairperson may disallow a question if it: 

  1. relates to a matter outside the duties, functions or powers of Council;
  2. is defamatory, indecent, abusive, offensive, irrelevant, trivial or objectionable in language or substance;
  3. may lead to a breach of Council’s statutory obligations;
  4. relates to a Notice of Motion, Petition or item of urgent business;
  5. deals with a subject matter already answered;
  6. was not received by the deadline (i.e. 12.00 noon on the day of the meeting);
  7. is aimed at embarrassing a Councillor or an Officer; or
  8. deals with a matter that should be, or has been, considered as a confidential matter or relates to any matter in respect of which Council may close the Meeting to the public under section 66 of the Act.

If you are unable to submit your question prior to the Ordinary Council meeting, the Chairperson may take questions from the floor.

COMMENTS OR SUBMISSIONS

Members of the public may make a comment or 2 minute submission on a matter listed on the Agenda prior to the item being debated.

A person who is unable to stay at the meeting until the Agenda item is heard, may make their comment or submission during Question Time.

HOW TO LODGE YOUR QUESTION OR REGISTER TO MAKE A COMMENT OR SUBMISSION

Members of the public who wish to ask a question, or make a comment or submission to an agenda item, at an Ordinary Council meeting are encouraged to do so in one of the following ways:

  • Online via the Questions and Submissions form by 12.00 noon on the day of the Council meeting.
  • By email to Q&S@darebin.vic.gov.au by 12.00 noon on the day of the Council meeting; or
  • In person at the Preston Customer Service Centre, 274 Gower Street, Preston; or
  • By mail to PO Box 91, Preston 3072; or
  • With a Council officer prior to the commencement of the Council meeting.

The lodgement of a question or registration to make a comment or submission should include the name, address and contact telephone number of the individual. This will allow Council officers to follow up your question or submission, if required.

 Alternatively, a member of the public may attend on the day of the meeting to ask their question or make submission to Council, if the Meeting is open to the public.

No member of the public can make a submission/comment to a Notice of Motion presented at a Council meeting.

Council meetings can be viewed online at the Watch Council and Planning Committee meetings page.

The Agenda for each meeting is available for viewing on Council's website at the Meeting Agendas and Minutes page by 5pm, up to 6 days prior to the date of the meeting. Copies are also available at Customer Service centres and libraries.

Come and meet your local Councillors!

Darebin Councillors are holding Meet and Greet pop-up sessions this month to meet with locals, hear ideas and talk about key community projects. Come along and say 'hello'. Everyone is welcome and you can drop by at any time.

Look out for your Ward Councillors at the outdoor yellow pop-up stands on these Saturdays in October at a shopping precinct near you.

La Trobe Ward
Saturday 5 October
11-12.30
Spring Street, Reservoir (near the Post Office)

Rucker Ward
Saturday 19 October
11-12.30
Northcote Plaza (All Nations Park)

Cazaly Ward 
Saturday 26 October 
11-12.30
Preston Market 

Not sure which ward you live in? Check out the Darebin ward map.