* Statement from City of Ballarat CEO Janet Dore
This afternoon I met with the Mayor and Leadership Team to discuss the updated COVID-19 advice from the Victorian Government and the Chief Health Officer.
Following those discussions I decided to hold all City of Ballarat meetings online until further advice from health authorities. We struggle to meet the space requirements especially when the number of officers required to advise Council varies.
This will include Council Meetings, Councillor Portfolios, Committee and Assembly meetings, and all internal staff meetings.
With a recent increase in Victoria’s COVID-19 numbers, I am asking both Councillors and the organisation to follow Premier Daniel Andrew’s strict advice to work from home if you can until at least 31 July.
This decision ensures the City of Ballarat demonstrates strong leadership to its community at this critical time. As an organization, we have the technological ability to hold virtual meetings so we must use these capabilities to ensure we follow the Premier’s instructions.
This is a critical time in Victoria’s fight against COVID-19 and we must lead the way in demonstrating the work practices asked of all Victorians.
I trust you will support me in ensuring all meetings take place online to help protect and lead the Ballarat community.
You can find the latest information regarding restrictions here on the DHHS website https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19.
Please note, questions and submissions need to be lodged with Governance on 5320 5875 by 2pm on Wednesday.
All meetings commence at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street.
The agenda will be available approximately a week and a half before the meeting and the minutes of the meeting will be available approximately a week after the meeting.
Public Question Time and Public Representations
Read about changes to public question time and public representations due to COVID-19.
|May||May 6 *|
|June||June 17 *|
|October||No meeting due to Council Election Period|
|November||November 11 (Statutory Meeting)|
|*Please note: No meeting November 25|
|December||December 2 (unscheduled meeting)|