Proposed new Governance Local Law No. 3 of 2020

At its Meeting on 20 July 2020, Frankston City Council (‘Council’) resolved to give notice of its intention to make a local law titled ‘Governance Local Law 2020’ (‘proposed Local Law’). The proposed Local Law, if made, will revoke the existing Governance Local Law No. 1 of 2018. The following information about the proposed Local Law is provided in accordance with section 119 of the Local Government Act 1989 (‘Act’).

The purpose of the proposed Local Law is to facilitate good governance of Frankston City Council. The Local Law provides procedures to regulate the use of the Common Seal; provides for offences in the event of inappropriate conduct at Council meetings and meetings of Delegated Committees; provides for offences in relation to the misuse of the Common Seal or any petition or joint letter; sets penalties for breach of certain provisions; and revokes Local Law No. 1 of 2018.

Copies of the proposed Local Law and the Community Impact Statement are available here:

Copies are also available at the Council offices, as required by the Act. However, with the temporary closure of Council’s face-to-face customer service centres due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any person who wishes to obtain a hard copy is encouraged to request that it be posted to them. Requests can be made through Council’s Live Chat service, via the homepage of Council’s website, or by phoning 1300 322 322.

How to provide feedback

Any person may make a submission on the proposed Local Law.  All submissions received on or before Friday 28 August 2020 will be considered by Council in accordance with section 223 of the Act. 



Submissions should be addressed to:

Governance Team
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston VIC 3199

Any person making a submission is entitled to request (in the submission itself) to be heard at a Council meeting in support of the submission, either over the phone in person, or by a person acting on the submitter’s behalf.  Notice of the meeting date and time will be given to each person who has lodged a submission. 

Submitters should note that Council is required to maintain a public register of submissions received during the previous 12 months.  Unless a submitter requests to the contrary, copies of submissions (including the submitters’ names and addresses) may also be included in the Council meeting agenda and minutes, which are a permanent public record, and which are published on Council’s website. 

Submissions close on Friday 28 August 2020.

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