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Council meetings

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Public open sessions of Council meetings are now webcast live to provide the opportunity for the community to view proceedings without the need to attend the meeting. Webcasts commence at 5:30pm or immediately after public access. 

COVID-19 update

Due to the current stay at home rules, the public can access Council meetings through the Council's webcast. These restrictions will remain in place for the duration of the stay at home rules.

We will continue to be guided by NSW public health orders and the Office of Local Government in relation to community attendance at Council meetings.

Public Access

Public Access provides a forum for community members to speak directly to the Mayor and Councillors about local or Council issues. It's held at 5:30pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month prior to the Council meeting.

Public Access sessions are restricted to a total of 12 speakers per month with 5 minutes per speaker. There is a limit of 2 speakers for and 2 speakers against any issue. The Mayor has delegated authority to approve or refuse applications.

During COVID-19, public access requests will be considered in one of the following formats, which must not take longer than 5 minutes:

  • presentation
  • voice recording
  • video recording
  • document that can be read to the Council
  • in person.

A public access request must be submitted by 12 midday on Monday prior to the Tuesday Council meeting. A file in one of the above formats must be submitted by 12 midday on the day of the Council meeting.

When does Council meet?

The Ordinary Meeting is held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5.30pm. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Administration Building, 116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace. Our community is welcome to attend the open session of Council.

The role of the Ordinary Meeting is to consider and make determinations on reports before Council along with the General Manager's Reports, Mayoral Minutes, Notices of Motion, Rescission Motions and Confidential items.

The General Manager and group managers attend the meeting to advise Councillors where necessary.

The draft minutes are a record of the resolutions made by Council, these are uploaded to the Agenda and Minutes section of this website on Thursday following the Tuesday night meeting.

Meeting dates

2022
11 January 2022
8 February 2022
22 February 2022
8 March 2022
22 March 2022
12 April 2022
26 April 2022
10 May 2022
24 May 2022
14 June 2022
28 June 2022
12 July 2022
26 July 2022
This meeting will be held at The Greenhouse, Pacific Dunes Golf Club, Medowie
9 August 2022
23 August 2022
13 September 2022
27 September 2022
11 October 2022
25 October 2022
8 November 2022
22 November 2022
13 December 2022

Council report, agendas, attachments and minutes

To view the Business Paper documents you will require Adobe Reader which may be downloaded free from the Adobe website.

Attachments referred to in the minutes of Council Meetings are not included within the minute document — this is to keep the document size accessible to all. Attachments are included in the Business Paper Agendas for reference. These are provided for the last 12 months only.

To view paper copies of all minutes or minutes prior to 2006, contact Executive Assistant Councillor Support on 02 4988 0245.

Webcast of Council meetings

Public open sessions of Council meetings are now webcast live to provide the opportunity for the community to view proceedings without the need to attend the meeting. Webcasts commence at 5:30pm or immediately after public access. View the webcast.