Quotes attributed to Cr Kylie Grzybek, Greater Geelong Council’s Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) representative:
We haven’t formed a position as a council yet because we believe it’s very important to give the community a chance to provide feedback first. This is a matter that affects our community directly and they deserve the opportunity to let us know what they think of the proposed changes. Once we’ve gathered this feedback we’ll discuss it together as a council and put forward a submission to the state government. Our CEO has written to the Minister for Local Government to ask for an extension to the 17 July timeline so that we can go through this process in a thorough and considered manner. We’ll also be participating in a MAV forum on this matter next week, where we’ll encourage other local governments to join us in requesting an extension.