Request to be Heard

Members of the public can address Councillors at meetings of the Finance and Operations Committee and the Planning and Development Committee by submitting a form by 10am on the day of the Committee Meeting. Please see the meeting schedule here.

Forms need to be submitted to the Council’s Customer Service Centre at 1 Bridge Street East or submitted online using this form.

Making a submission to a Special Committee

  • The Chair will call on speakers in the order they have registered.Submissions relating to an item on the agenda are made immediately before the report on the matter. Submissions on any other matter are heard at the beginning of the meeting.
  • A maximum of three minutes will be provided to each speaker.No material is to be distributed during the meeting without the permission of the Chair.
  • At the end of each submission, the Chair will ask Councillors if they have any questions on the submission. After questions have been asked and answered, no further input can be made by the person making the submission.
  • The Committee will then resolve to receive the submission.

Refer to the Governance Local Law for more information.

Council and Special Committee public meetings are recorded. Please see the bottom of this page for information.

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Chief Executive Officer
Benalla Rural City Council
PO Box 227
Benalla 3672

Audio Recording of Meetings

Please note: All Council meetings will be audio recorded and made available for public access, with the exception of matters identified as confidential items in the agenda. This includes public participation sections of the meetings.

These recordings are taken to facilitate the preparation and accuracy of the minutes of open Council meetings, broader access to open Council meetings and the accuracy of submitter details (where relevant).

By participating in open Council meetings, individuals consent to the use and disclosure of the information that they share at the meeting (including any personal/sensitive information) for the purposes of Council carrying out its functions. Individuals also consent to the disclosure of that information to any person(s) who access those recordings.