In accordance with the Local Government Act 2020, the Governance Rules were adopted on 18 August 2020. Council’s Governance department have undertaken a review of the Governance Rules in line with the 2024 General Election, marking four years since their inception.

Council’s Governance Rules are a legislative requirement establishing a number of administrative procedures which Council must follow.

Section 60 of the Local Government Act 2020 requires Council to adopt and apply Governance Rules that include the following:

  • The conduct of meetings of Council and Delegated Committees
  • The form and availability of meeting records
  • The election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
  • The appointment of an Acting Mayor
  • The Election Period Policy
  • The procedure for the disclosure of a conflict of interest by a Councillor or Delegated Committee Member
  • The disclosure of a conflict of interest by a member of Council staff when providing advice to Council.

Council has proposed some changes to the Governance Rules, which have been summarised below:

View the Draft Governance Rules

Have your say

Council invites members of the community to provide feedback on the draft Governance Rules. Feedback will be collected from Monday 29 April 2024 to Sunday 12 May 2024.

Any feedback or submissions received during this time will be provided to Council for consideration. The amended Governance Rules will then be presented to a Council Meeting for adoption.

The community can provide feedback by:

Phone (03) 5832 9700 and ask to speak to the Governance Team
In writing

Greater Shepparton City Council
Locked Bag 1000,
Shepparton, Victoria 3632

...or complete the feedback form below: