Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Access agendas and minutes for Council and Committee Meetings, or watch meetings from the comfort of your own home.

Council Meetings

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Residents and ratepayers are welcome to attend our Ordinary Meetings of Council at 6pm (unless otherwise advertised).

Council Meetings

Council Meetings are forums where Councillors discuss issues and recommendations on a wide-range of issues that guide Council's actions. The meetings provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions of Councillors and to raise issues for Council to consider in its decision-making process.

Agendas and Minutes for Council Meetings

You can read the Agenda for our next Council meeting, or the minutes from previous Council meetings on the Agendas and Minutes page.

13 February 2017
27 February 2017
20 March 2017
3 April 2017
1 and 15 May 2017
5 and 19 June 2017

3 and 17 July 2017

 7 and 21 August 2017
 4 and 18 September 2017
 2 and 16 October 2017

Council Meetings are at 6pm (unless otherwise advised).

Meeting Location:
Darebin Council Chamber
350 High Street, Preston (unless otherwise advised)

Planning Committee Meetings

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Residents and ratepayers are welcome to attend City of Darebin Planning Committee Meetings at 6pm (unless otherwise advertised).

Planning Committee Meetings

The Planning Committee comprises all Councillors and makes decisions on planning applications for industry, business and residential property developments that are considered to be of significance to the community.

Agendas and Minutes for Planning Committee Meetings

You can read the agenda for our next Planning Committee meeting, or the minutes from previous Planning Committee meetings on the Agendas and Minutes page.

6 February 2017
14 March 2017
10 April 2017
8 May 2017
 13 June 2017
 10 July 2017
 14 August 2017
 11 September 2017
 9 October 2017
 6 November 2017

Planning Committee Meetings commence at 6pm (unless otherwise advised).

Meeting Location:
Darebin Council Chamber
350 High Street, Preston (unless otherwise advised)


Watch Council and Planning Committee Meetings

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Ordinary Council Meetings and Planning Committee Meetings held in the Preston Council Chambers can be streamed online. Streamed meetings are archived for 3 months.
  • To watch the Council meeting live, click the Live tab below.
  • To watch the most recent Council meetings after they’ve happened, click the Archive tab below, then select the date of the meeting.

Archived meetings can be viewed approximately one hour after a Council meeting has ended. 

Bundoora Homestead Board of Management Committee Meetings

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Hearing of Submissions Committee

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Ward Meetings

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Ward meetings provide an informal setting for Councillors and residents to get together and discuss issues from their local Wards.

Councillors will have the opportunity to present information tailored to the interests of their local community and to allow members of the community to share their ideas and their vision for the future of Darebin.

Ward meetings for 2017 are scheduled for the following dates;

Latrobe Ward
Cr Tim Laurence, Cr Gaetano Greco (Deputy Mayor), Cr Susanne Newton

Tuesday 23 May, 7pm-8.30pm
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir

Wednesday 12 July, 7pm-8.30pm
Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora

Cazaly Ward
Cr Steph Amir, Cr Lina Messina, Cr Julie Williams

Tuesday 30 May, 7pm-8.30pm
Preston Shire Hall
286 Gower Street, Preston

Thursday 24 August, 7pm-8.30pm
Preston Shire Hall
286 Gower Street, Preston

Rucker Ward
Cr Kim LeCerf (Mayor), Cr Trent McCarthy, Cr Susan Rennie

Thursday 29 June, 7pm-8.30pm
Northcote Library
32-38 Separation Street, Northcote

Thursday 21 September, 7pm-8.30pm
Northcote Town Hall
189 High St, Northcote

Question and Submission Time

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Question and Submission Time is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of the Council at our fortnightly ordinary Council Meetings.

Members of the public can participate in ordinary Council meetings in two ways;

  • Ask questions for Council to answer during Question Time, or
  • Make a Comment or Submission prior to a specific item listed on the Agenda.


Shortly after the commencement of each ordinary Council meeting, up to 30 minutes will be allocated to enable the Chairperson to read out, and respond to, questions from the public, submitted either online or in person.

In accordance with the Darebin Governance Local Law, individuals are unable to ask more than two questions at the same meeting.

The Mayor, in the first instance, will read questions and provide responses to those submitted online, before taking questions from members in the gallery. Any question responded to verbally at the meeting, will not be responded to in writing. If a question cannot be answered at the meeting, or a question is taken on notice, a written response will be prepared and forwarded to the person raising the question. 

Questions that:

  • Relate to items that are listed on the Agenda; or
  • Relate to personnel matters, contractual matters or legal advice; or
  • Are aimed at embarrassing a councillor or a member of council staff or is political in nature,

will not be responded to.


Members of the public may request the opportunity to make a comment or submission on a specific matter listed on the Agenda for a Council Meeting, with up to 2 minutes being provided per person prior to an item being debated. An extension of time may only be granted by the Chair.

People wishing to make a comment or submission to an agenda item are encouraged to register online or in person prior to the commencement of the meeting.

A person who is not able to stay at the meeting until the agenda item is heard, may read their comment or submission during Question Time.


Council encourages the early lodgement of Questions to enable preparation of a considered response, and early registration if you wish to make a comment or submission. This may be done in the following ways:

Electronic Lodgement

In Person Lodgement

  • At the Preston Customer Service Centre by 3pm on the day of the Council meeting;
  • By printing completed Questions and Submissions Form and delivering it to 274 Gower Street Preston, 3072 by 3pm on the day of the meeting; or
  • With a Council Officer between 5.45pm and 6pm on the day of the meeting at Council Chambers.

The lodgement of a question or registration to make a comment or submission should include the name, address and contact telephone number of the individual and, in the case of a submission, the agenda item to which he or she wishes to speak to. This will allow Council officers to follow up your question, if required, and to inform the Chairperson of any registered person wishing to make a comment or submission in relation to specific agenda items.

Residents do not need to attend the meeting for a question to be answered. Council meetings can be viewed at the Watch Council and Planning Committee meetings page.

The Agenda for each meeting is available for viewing on Council’s website at the Meeting Agendas and Minutes page by 5pm, up to 6 days prior to the date of the meeting. Copies are also available at Customer Service centres and libraries.