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Council Meetings Information

Community Connections Session

Community Connection Sessions are held in the Bass Coast Civic Centre Council Chamber on the Wednesday prior to each Ordinary Council Meeting, from 3.00pm. This is an opportunity to present to Council on business currently before it (ie a matter that has, or is likely to come before Council for consideration/decision), or other matters you wish to raise.

Please note Community Connection Sessions are for information only and not a decision making forum of Council.

Community Connection Sessions are open to the public.

Places are limited so to ensure availability for a specific session date please contact Council’s Governance Officer Lee-Anne Harmer to register on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email

Presentations and questions must not be defamatory or objectionable in language, nature or intent.

Council Meeting Public Question Time

Council Meeting Question Time is an opportunity for the community to ask questions of Council and is provided at the beginning of each Ordinary Council Meeting.

You must register by providing your details and questions at least 24 hours prior to enable Council to prepare a thorough and informed response. You may submit no more than two questions at any one Question Time session, and questions must be limited to 100 words or less. Questions must not be defamatory or objectionable in language, nature or intent.

You can submit a written question, in person, at the Council Meeting. This question will be taken on notice and a Council officer will respond to you in writing prior to the following Council Meeting.

The Mayor reserves the right to read only the actual question component of submitted questions and where questions have previously been addressed, to simply record the questions and answers in the minutes.

The Mayor may use their discretion as to whether questions will be read out and answers provided if there is no one in attendance. In this instance, the questions and answers will be recorded in the minutes.

Please send your questions directly to the Governance Officer Lee-Anne Harmer via post, fax or email to
Please keep questions, and any explanatory notes, concise.