The State Government recently announced changes to allow property owners to travel to their second property to carry out fire preparedness activities, provided they have a Letter of Support from the Council where the second property is located.
The VEC have released the 2020 local council elections candidate handbook which outlines aspects of electoral law that directly relate to candidates.
Advice on safe campaigning for the October local government elections has been published by Local Government Victoria.
Campaigning for council elections in October 2020 - Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) will help candidates understand how to comply with the directions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer to stay safe while campaigning.
This includes advice on permitted campaign activities, safety for campaign teams, basic hygiene and physical distancing.
Local Government Victoria will continually update the guidelines with the latest directions and restrictions. It is recommended candidates check the guidelines regularly throughout campaigning.
Always refer to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for specific information on current restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105, Anderson Street
Lilydale, VIC 3140
P 1300 368 333
F (03) 9735 4249
Yarra Ranges Council respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.
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