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Attending Council Meetings

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Council meetings will be held online until further notice.

Members of the public may address the Council by application and will be invited to join the online meeting to speak to the Council. Each speaker will have up to five minutes to address the Council.

Council Meetings are held online on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm and livestreamed. A recording of the meeting is available online the following day on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm for on-demand viewing.

Download meeting calendar(57KB, PDF) 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 three 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 five minutes. This will be strictly enforced.
  • For more details see our Code of meeting practice policy(420KB, PDF) .

Closed Meetings

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.

If you have any queries please contact Council's Manager Governance and Risk by email at or by calling 02 4645 4320.

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