Council Meetings

Council meetings have resumed to take place in person. However, density limits are in place.

Due to state government restrictions, seating in the Council Chamber is limited to ensure Council adheres to a COVID-Safe plan. Registered attendance will be required to ensure density limits are met. Please check-in via the state government QR code on arrival and maintain social distancing at all times.

Agendas for each Council meeting are made available on Council’s website on the Friday prior to the Tuesday-evening meeting. To find out when a Council meeting is scheduled, see the timetable.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are encouraged to submit public questions using the online form or by emailing publicquestiontime@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au.   In accordance with rule 13.1.7 of the Hobsons Bay Governance Rules questions must be received by 12pm the day before the Council meeting.

While the virtual Council Meeting process is in place, questions from the public will be limited to 20 minutes at the commencement of the meeting or restricted to 10 questions.

As with meetings in the chamber, the Mayor will read out the question(s) submitted by community members and provide a verbal response during the virtual meeting.  All questions will also receive a written response after the meeting.

A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about technical requirements, including data and internet speed, is available on Council’s website: webcast.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/help.php

Live stream footage and a podcast of the meeting are available on Council’s website within 48 hours of the Council meeting.

Minutes of Council meetings are made publicly available in the week following the meeting.