Council meeting changes

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Greater Geelong Council will continue to meet, but the public will not be able to attend in person, as part of the City’s response to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This decision is part of wider suite of measures aimed at supporting the health of the community, staff and volunteers and protecting the provision of the City’s critical services.

All Council meetings will be live streamed at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/meetings and recordings will be available for viewing on the website later that week.

Community Focus Council Meetings, which are normally held at venues throughout the municipality on the second Tuesday of the month, will be moved to City Hall to enable them to be live streamed.

Residents are invited to lodge questions and submissions that they wish to put to the Council, and the Council will continue to address those questions and submissions in the meetings.

Questions and submissions must be lodged by midday on the Monday before the meeting in order to be considered at the Council meeting.

A safe physical distance will be maintained between councillors and appropriate hygiene measures will be followed, in accordance with the advice of the DHHS.

This decision is in line with the recommended directive to reduce social contact, in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus and minimise impacts on the community.

The City has established a ‘Coronavirus Support’ page, which includes information on the impacts to events, facilities and City services.

Health-related advice and resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

Council’s top priority is protecting the health and wellbeing of the Greater Geelong community, which is why we’re following recommendations to limit gatherings of people. Residents will still be able to get involved, by making submissions for question time and watching the meetings online.

CEO Martin Cutter

This decision follows health advice to limit social contact, to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus in the community. We are committed to maintaining transparency by retaining question time, livestreaming the meetings and continuing to publish our meeting agendas and minutes online.

 





Page last updated: Thursday, 19 March 2020

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