Governance Rules

Governance Rules Version: 01
Approval Date: 1 September 2020
Approved by: Council
Review Date: 1 September 2024
Responsible Officer Director Governance Strategy and Performance
Authorising Officer Chief Executive Officer


  1. Nature of Rules

    These are the Governance Rules of Greater Geelong City Council, made in accordance with section 60 of the Local Government Act 2020.

  2. Date of Commencement

    These Governance Rules commence on 1 September 2020.

  3. Contents
  4. These Governance Rules are divided into the following Chapters:

    Chapter Name
    Chapter 1 Governance Rules Framework
    Chapter 2 Meeting Procedure for Council Meetings
    Chapter 3 Meeting Procedure for Delegated Committees
    Chapter 4 Meeting Procedure for Community Asset Committees
    Chapter 5 Joint meetings of councils
    Chapter 6 Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
    Chapter 7 Miscellaneous
    Chapter 8 Election Period Policy

  5. Definitions

    In these Governance Rules, unless the context suggests otherwise the following words and phrases mean:

    Act means the Local Government Act 2020.

    Chief Executive Officer includes an Acting Chief Executive Officer.

    Community Asset Committee means a Community Asset Committee established under section 65 of the Act.

    Council means Greater Geelong City Council.

    Council meeting has the same meaning as in the Act.

    Delegated Committee means a Delegated Committee established under section 63 of the Act.

    Joint Council meeting means a meeting in accordance with section 62 of the Act.

    Mayor means the Mayor of Council.

    Rules means these Governance Rules.

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