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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 1989.

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

Ordinary Meetings of Council

Ordinary Council Meetings are held at 6.30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise adopted) in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre, corner of Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets, Castlemaine.

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.

Read the Guidelines for Asking Questions during public question time from our Meeting Procedures Local Laws No. 1 of 2008.

Special Meetings of Council

Council may also call special meetings to address specific matters. Council will give public notice of the meeting in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1989.

Special Meetings have been called in 2018 as follows:

6 February 2018 at 6.00 pm - closed to the public to consider a confidential matter.
5 June 2018 at 6.30 pm - To hear Budget Submissions as part of the Section 223 process.
20 November 2018 at 6.00 pm - For the election of the Mayor, setting meeting dates for 2019 and appointment of Councillors as representatives on committees.

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.

Ordinary Meeting of Council Schedule 2018
20 February 2018
20 March 2018
17 April 2018
22 May 2018
26 June 2018
17 July 2018
21 August 2018
18 September 2018
16 October 2018
20 November 2018
18 December 2018
Ordinary Meeting of Council Schedule 2019
19 February 2019
19 March 2019
16 April 2019
21 May 2019
18 June 2019
16 July 2019
20 August 2019
17 September 2019
15 October 2019
19 November 2019
17 December 2019


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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