Local Government Act 2020 - Strategic Document Exhibition

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The new Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) is now in place and Council is required to implement the following key strategic documents by 1 September 2020.

We are seeking your feedback on these documents which brings together many of our existing policies, strategies and commitments, and helps us facilitate open and transparent decision-making. The documents include:

Governance Rules

The Governance Rules set out requirements for how Council meetings are conducted and how Council decisions are made.

The Rules are designed to ensure good governance by Council through the performance of its role in accordance with the overarching governance principles and supporting principles of the Act.

Election Period Policy

Council is committed to the principle of fair and democratic elections and therefore adopts and endorses the practices detailed within this policy in addition to legislative requirements.

The Election Period Policy, which forms part of the Governance Rules, has been developed in order to ensure that next general elections for Maroondah City Council, to be held on Saturday 24 October 2020, are conducted in a manner that is fair and equitable to all candidates and is publicly perceived as such.

Public Transparency Policy

The Public Transparency Policy formalises Council’s commitment to open and transparent decision-making. It describes which Council information is publicly available, and how to access this information. It also explains when Council information may be confidential or when making it available may be contrary to the public interest.

Council Expenses Policy

The Council Expenses Policy supports councillors and members of delegated committees to perform their role, as defined under the Local Government Act 2020, by ensuring that expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their role are reimbursed. The policy also provides guidance on entitlements, processes for reimbursement and reporting requirements.

Audit & Risk Committee Charter

The Audit & Risk Committee Charter supports Council in discharging its oversight responsibilities relating to financial reporting, risk management, fraud prevention, maintenance of sound systems of internal control, assurance activities including internal and external audit, and Council’s performance regarding Legislative and regulatory compliance.

Have your say

To provide feedback on any of these strategic documents you can make a submission:

Online: using the 'make a submission' tab provided on this page:

Mail: Send your written feedback to :

The Chief Executive Officer
Maroondah City Council
PO Box 156
Ringwood, 3134

Email:maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Consultation on the strategic documents closes Friday 14 August 2020

For further information, or to request a hard copy of the strategic documents, please call the us on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598.


The new Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) is now in place and Council is required to implement the following key strategic documents by 1 September 2020.

We are seeking your feedback on these documents which brings together many of our existing policies, strategies and commitments, and helps us facilitate open and transparent decision-making. The documents include:

Governance Rules

The Governance Rules set out requirements for how Council meetings are conducted and how Council decisions are made.

The Rules are designed to ensure good governance by Council through the performance of its role in accordance with the overarching governance principles and supporting principles of the Act.

Election Period Policy

Council is committed to the principle of fair and democratic elections and therefore adopts and endorses the practices detailed within this policy in addition to legislative requirements.

The Election Period Policy, which forms part of the Governance Rules, has been developed in order to ensure that next general elections for Maroondah City Council, to be held on Saturday 24 October 2020, are conducted in a manner that is fair and equitable to all candidates and is publicly perceived as such.

Public Transparency Policy

The Public Transparency Policy formalises Council’s commitment to open and transparent decision-making. It describes which Council information is publicly available, and how to access this information. It also explains when Council information may be confidential or when making it available may be contrary to the public interest.

Council Expenses Policy

The Council Expenses Policy supports councillors and members of delegated committees to perform their role, as defined under the Local Government Act 2020, by ensuring that expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their role are reimbursed. The policy also provides guidance on entitlements, processes for reimbursement and reporting requirements.

Audit & Risk Committee Charter

The Audit & Risk Committee Charter supports Council in discharging its oversight responsibilities relating to financial reporting, risk management, fraud prevention, maintenance of sound systems of internal control, assurance activities including internal and external audit, and Council’s performance regarding Legislative and regulatory compliance.

Have your say

To provide feedback on any of these strategic documents you can make a submission:

Online: using the 'make a submission' tab provided on this page:

Mail: Send your written feedback to :

The Chief Executive Officer
Maroondah City Council
PO Box 156
Ringwood, 3134

Email:maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Consultation on the strategic documents closes Friday 14 August 2020

For further information, or to request a hard copy of the strategic documents, please call the us on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598.

  • The closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 14 August 2020.

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