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
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
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.