Any member of the public is welcome to come to Council meetings.
There are a number of ways you can participate in, or learn more about, Council meetings:
- attending a Council meeting
- reading agendas and minutes
- requesting to speak to an agenda item at a meeting
- asking a question at a meeting
- viewing live streaming of Council meetings.
Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 5pm. They are held at the Echuca Civic Centre, Heygarth Street, Echuca unless otherwise advised.
Council may, by resolution at any ordinary or special meeting, change the day and time that an ordinary meeting is held.
Council can close a meeting to the public under certain circumstances.
Meetings dates for 2017 are as follows:
Council provides the opportunity for petitions with more than ten signatures to be presented at formal Council meetings where they are related to issues in which Council has direct interest or responsibility.
Petitions relating to town planning items are dealt with as part of the formal planning process, rather than separately at a Council meeting.
1. Petitions must be received three weeks prior to a Council meeting to be included in the agenda for that meeting.
2. Petitions can be lodged by:
Mail: PO Box 35, Echuca 3564
Fax: 5481 2290
In person: at any customer service centre
3. The petition should identify:
- Name and address of key contact person, if not Council will reply to the first named signatory
- Clearly outline the request of Council
4. Every page of the petition that people sign must have the wording of the whole petition.
The Mayor and / or CEO have the right to decline the presentation of a petition on the basis of:
- Prosecution, summonses or any other litigation
- Defamatory, indecent, abusive or objectionable in language or content
- Petitions are submitted to a Council meeting.
- Council may receive the petition and ask for a report or action as required to the next appropriate meeting.
- When the petition relates to an item on the agenda, it will be considered when that particular issue is addressed during the meeting.
- A response will be sent to the key contact person, or first named signatory.