In 2012, Yarra Council will hold two Council meetings each month.
The meeting location will alternate each month between the Richmond Town Hall (333 Bridge Road) and the Fitzroy Town Hall (Reading Room, corner of Napier and Moor streets).
Residents, business operators and other community members are encouraged to attend the meetings and participate in the decision-making process. The meetings include a Public Question Time component where people can ask questions of Council about any matter that is not on the meeting agenda. During the meeting, people can make verbal submissions about matters on the meeting agenda.
As well as full Council meetings, there are also fortnightly meetings of Council's Internal Development Approvals Committee (IDAC). This committee has the authority to make decisions on applications for planning permits. When planning permit applications have received five or more objections, they are usually determined by IDAC unless they have been refused by Council's planning officers. Major developments are sometimes considered at a full Council meeting rather than at IDAC. All Councillors are members of IDAC on a rotational basis. Generally, three Councillors are present at each IDAC meeting.
Upcoming Council meetings
The details of when and where upcoming Council meetings will be held are available in the links below.
The agenda for each Council meeting is published on the relevant meeting page (accessed via the below links) on the Friday before the Council meeting.
Join the mailing list to be alerted to Council meeting agendas
You can join a mailing list to receive an email alert whenever Council publishes a meeting agenda or meeting minutes. If you would like to join the mailing list, please send your name and email address to Erin.Marcon@yarracity.vic.gov.au Any personal information you provide to Council to subscribe to this service will only be used for the purpose of providing this service.
Minutes of Council meetings
The minutes of Council meetings and meetings of Council's Internal Development Approvals Committee are available on the Minutes of Council Meetings webpage.
Changes in meeting frequency & starting time
Prior to 2012, Council held one Council meeting per month. In addition, there were monthly meetings of two Council committees: the Finance and Human Services Committee and the Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Committee. The committees did not have any formal decision-making authority but could make recommendations to Council.
In September 2011, Council decided that in 2012 it would stop holding the monthly committee meetings and instead hold two full Council meetings each month. It is hoped that by holding more frequent Council meetings, Council will be able to handle urgent matters more promptly. The starting time for Council meetings has also changed. Council meetings will now begin at 6.30pm, not 7pm as in previous years.
Inner Melbourne Action Plan (IMAP) Committee minutes
A link to the agenda and minutes of meetings of the Inner Melbourne Action Plan Committee (IMAP) is available on this Inner Melbourne Action Plan page.
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