Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

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

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.

2019 COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE
Date
 4 February
25 February
18 March
8 and 29 April
20 May - Daytime meeting at 1.00pm
11 and 24 June
22 July
12 August
2 September - Daytime meeting at 1.00pm
23 September
14 October
6 November
 25 November 2019 at 6.00pm in Preston City Hall - Special Council (Statutory) meeting - Election of  Mayor
16 December

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.

2019 PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE
Date
11 February
12 March
15 April
13 May
17 June
15 July
12 August
16 September
21 October  
18 November
9 December

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 can be streamed online. Streamed meetings are archived for 3 months.

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 - 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 - 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 - 20 August 2018

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

QUESTIONS

Members of the public can ask up to two (2) 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.

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 Darebin Governance Local Law, the Chairperson may disallow a question if it:

  • is defamatory, indecent, abusive, offensive, irrelevant, trivial or objectionable in language or substance; or
  • deals with a subject matter already answered; or
  • is aimed at embarrassing a Councillor or an officer.

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 3pm on the day of the Council meeting.
  • By email to Q&S@darebin.vic.gov.au by 3pm 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.

Council meetings can be viewed 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.

Council Meet and Greets provide an informal setting for Councillors and residents to get together and discuss issues from their local Wards.

Council Meet and Greet sessions

Would you like to discuss local issues with your Ward Councillors?

We are holding a series of informal meet and greet sessions across Darebin in the coming weeks to give you an opportunity to hear about local projects from your ward Councillors and discuss issues that matter to you.

See the Darebin ward map to find out which ward you live in.

Cazaly Ward

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Darebin Arts Centre – Acacia Meeting Room

Saturday 20 July 2019, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location to be advised

Wednesday 22 October 2019, 7:00pm - 8.30pm
Location to be advised

Latrobe Ward

Thursday 18 April 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Keon Park Children’s Hub – Multi Purpose Room 1

Saturday 13 July 2019, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location to be advised

Thursday 17 November 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location to be advised

Rucker Ward

Wednesday 17 April 2019, 7:00pm - 8.30pm
Northcote Town Hall – Meeting room 

Saturday 27 July 2019, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location to be advised

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 7:00pm - 8.30pm
Location to be advised

All are welcome. Tea and coffee will be provided. For more information call 8470 8554.