Consultation is now closed.

Thank you for your feedback. The final draft is being prepared and will be presented to Council on 2nd February.

Achieving good practice in governance

Council adopted the current Governance Rules at its Council Meeting on Tuesday 18 August 2020. A recent review of the Governance Rules has been conducted to provide a more comprehensive, clear and concise document that is easier for Council to understand their requirements under the new Local Government Act 2020 (Vic) and we would like to would like to consult with the community before finalising these documents.

Good governance at Council relies on Councillors, Council staff, the Wyndham community and other stakeholders being clear about their role and responsibilities and supporting positive and constructive relationships with each other. The Governance Rules (available to download below) set out how to do this as well as how Council meetings are conducted and how Council decisions are made.

Draft Governance Rules


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    18 August 2020 Adoption

    The policy went to the Council meeting for adoption.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    9 December - 5 January

    Public exhibition of the draft policy

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    2 February 2021

    Adoption at Council meeting