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Council Meetings


All Council Meetings are open to the public, unless they are dealing with matters that are deemed confidential under the Local Government Act 2020.

Minutes are available for the years below. Please contact us for Minutes of Meetings from previous years.

Meeting of Council 21 December 2021

The Meeting of Council 21 December 2021 will be both open to the public and live streamed. There will be limited capacity in the Council Chamber due to COVIDSafe requirements.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing rules, the ability of attendance and livestreaming, the accommodations of the Council Chamber have been altered. As such, if you intend to be a member of the public gallery or participate during Public Question Time in person, your image may be included in the livestream. You will be asked to sign a Photo Image and Media Consent and Release Form prior to the Meeting of Council and entering the Council Chamber at meeting start, scheduled at 6.30 pm.

Public question time questions/statements are still able to be submitted up until 12.00pm on the day of the meeting to governance@mountalexander.vic.gov.au. All questions/statements will be read and addressed on the night.

Scheduled Meetings of Council

Meetings of Council are held at 6.30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise adopted). To ensure meetings are COVIDSafe, they are currently held in the Castlemaine Town Hall in Lyttleton Street (entry via Frederick Street). Meetings reopened to the public from March 2021.

The dates of meetings of Council are advertised in Council's weekly column in the Midland Express each Tuesday.

Public Question Time

Council allows 30 minutes at the start of each Council Meeting for members of the public to ask questions of Council. If you wish to bring a petition or joint letter to Council it may be presented during public question time.

Guidelines for asking questions during Public Question Time can be found in the Governance Rules 2020.

Unscheduled Meetings of Council

Council may also call unscheduled meetings to address specific matters. Council will give public notice of the meeting in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2020.

Council Meetings during COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic Council meetings are live streamed via YouTube. Search Mount Alexander Shire Council.

To raise a question or a statement at the Council meeting for Public Question Time, write to the Governance Team, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine 3450 VIC, or email governance@mountalexander.vic.gov.au by 12 noon on the day of the meeting.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are made available to the public by the close of business on the Thursday preceding the Meeting, both online as separate pdf documents for download and as hard copies from the Civic Centre.

Minutes are available by close of business on the Friday following the Meeting.

Once Minutes are confirmed the Agendas are removed from Council's website, as the full Agenda is available in the Minutes.

Council Meeting Schedule 2021
16 February 2021
16 March 2021
20 April 2021
18 May 2021
15 June 2021
27 July 2021
17 August 2021
21 September 2021
19 October 2021
16 November 2021
21 December 2021


Deputations are made by community groups to bring to the attention of Councillors strategic matters or issues which align with Council's strategies defined in the Council Plan.

If you would like to make a Deputation to Councillors, please submit your request to Council. Councillors will consider your request for a deputation and you will be advised of the outcome.

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