Overarching Governance Principles and five sets of supporting principles, to be embedded by councils to underpin accountability and transparency mechanisms, have been enacted for local government across Victoria. These principles will drive our approach to engagement with the community, public transparency, financial management, strategic planning and service performance.

What this presents is the opportunity for the Moreland community to have a voice in what good governance looks like.

We have prepared draft Governance Rules and a draft Public Transparency policy after consultation with Councillors and seeking feedback from Council staff. You are now invited to have your say.

We are also interested in what our community thinks are the strengths and opportunities for improvement in our Councillor Support Resources and Expenses Policy.

Please submit your comments about the attached documents and / or join us at an online forum.

The documents will be available online from 12 June - 12 July. It is proposed final drafts of these policies will be presented to the August 2020 Council meeting.