Attending Council Meetings
Council meetings will be held in Council Chambers
Members of the public may address the Council by application and will be invited to speak to the Council at the meeting. Each speaker will have up to 5 minutes to address the Council.
Council Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm and livestreamed. A recording of the meeting is available online the following day for on-demand viewing.
Download meeting calendar(PDF, 76KB) for scheduled meeting dates.
Addressing the Council
To lodge a submission for a Council meeting, an eligible person must first make an application to Council by midday on the day on which the Council meeting is to be held.
Request to address form
Terms and conditions
- Applications must identify the item of business on the meeting agenda which the person wishes to speak on, and whether they wish to speak ‘for’ or ‘against’ the item.
- The General Manager or their delegate may refuse an application to be read at the public forum. No more than 3 submissions will be permitted ‘for’ or ‘against’ each item of business on the agenda for the Council meeting.
- Each submission, when read aloud should be no longer than 5 minutes. This will be strictly enforced.
- For more details see our Code of meeting practice policy(PDF, 308KB).
Sometimes Council may discuss items that are confidential, and the meeting moves into 'closed session' mode. Under the Local Government Act, all recordings will be paused while in the 'closed session'.
During a meeting, before any part of the meeting is closed to the public, the Council may allow members of the public to present an argument against closing that part of the meeting.
The decisions of the Council resolved in ‘closed session’ will be read out when the meeting moves back into ‘open session’.
Minutes of Council meetings will usually be posted to our website by 4pm the Friday after the meeting.
Contact our Governance and Risk Manager
Phone: 02 4645 4320