Members of the public are invited to attend all Ordinary Council Meetings, Policy Committee Meetings and some Committee Meetings, subject to the right of Council and Committees, pursuant to Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 to resolve to exclude the public during consideration of a particular item or items on the business paper.
At the commencement of the Ordinary Council meeting which is held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6.00 pm in the Council Chamber, members of the public are invited to address Council during public question time. Public question time is scheduled to commence at 6.00 pm and conclude at 6.15 pm or at the completion of questions.
Council also seeks public input on many issues throughout the year and these are generally advertised in the Council Notices Section of the local newspaper on Saturday.
The most important document requiring community input is the Annual Operating Plan and 4 Year Delivery Plan. This document sets the Council's agenda for the coming twelve months and lists its priorities for the future. The Operating Plan and 4 Year Delivery Plan is on public display for a period of twenty eight (28) days (usually in late April/early May). and is available at the Council Offices, the Library and on the website during this period Once adopted the Annual Operating Plan is available at the same locations.
Council holds regular Ordinary and Policy Committee Meetings throughout the year. Below is a list of upcoming meetings. Members of the public are invited to attend Council and Policy Committee Meetings.
- Extraordinary Meeting - Mayoral Election - Wednesday, 20 September @ 6.00pm
- Ordinary Council Meeting - Wednesday, 27 September @ 6.00pm
- Ordinary Council Meeting - Wednesday, 18 October @ 6.00pm
- Policy Committee/Discussion Forum - Wednesday, 1 November @ 6.00 pm
- Ordinary Meeting of Council following Policy (Presentation of Financial Statements) - Wednesday, 1 November (following the conclusion of Policy Committee)
- Ordinary Council Meeting - Wednesday, 15 November @ 6.00 pm
Council provides access to the reports presented to Council, at Ordinary, Extraordinary and Policy Committee Meetings, except for Confidential items.
To view electronic copies of Council Business Papers and Minutes (from January 2010 to current date) visit Council Business Papers and Minutes Current.
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To view electronic copies of Council Business Papers and Minutes up to December 2009 visit Council Business Papers and Minutes Previous.