Council-meetingYarra Council holds two Council meetings each month.

The meeting location is Richmond Town Hall (333 Bridge Road). 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 can be found on the 2017 Council Meetings page.

The agenda for each Council meeting is published on the relevant meeting page (accessed here) 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  Any personal information you provide to Council to subscribe to this service will only be used for the purpose of providing this service.

Ask a question during public question time

Each Ordinary Council Meeting provides a chance for members of the public to ask a question of the Council. If you want to ask a question, you do not need to complete register in advance, just come along and raise your hand when the Mayor asks if there are any public questions. Each person may ask a maximum of two questions.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to submit a question in writing, you may complete the Public Question Time Form and email it to If you have two questions, you may submit two forms. Questions must be submitted by 12.00 noon on the day of the meeting.

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. 

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.

Further information
Ivan Gilbert 
Executive Manager – Chief Executive’s Office
9205 5110

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