About Council meetings

Anyone can attend formal meetings of the Council including:

  • Council meetings
  • Prescribed Standing Committee meetings
  • Prescribed General Committee meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings but cannot participate in the debate at meetings.

You can attend for a whole meeting or only a part, entering and leaving quietly at any time.

View the meeting dates and times for Council, Prescribed Standing Committee and Prescribed General Committee meetings.

 

Confidential items

Sometimes the Council or a committee may need to discuss matters in confidence such as personal or legal issues that have commercial implications for the Council.

Items to be discussed in confidence are marked in the agenda as confidential. These are usually discussed at the end of meetings to minimise inconvenience to the public. When a confidential agenda item is discussed all members of the public are asked to leave the meeting.

View the Confidential reports register

For more information see the Code of Practice - Access to Council meetings and documents pdf (276KB).

 

Public participation

Members of the public can petition or address the Council about specific matters by:

 

All petitions and deputation requests should be made in writing to the Chief Executive Officer no later than one week before the meeting.

 

Council meetings and Prescribed Standing Committee meetings

Council meets twice a month except in January and December when it meets once a month.

There are four Prescribed Standing Committees formed under Section 41 of the Local Government Act 1999.

Prescribed Standing Committees meet once a month at alternate Council meetings except in January and December when they meet on the same day.

The Prescribed Standing Committees are:

  • Finance and Regulatory
  • Governance
  • Strategy and Community
  • Urban Services.

 

Meeting venue and times

Meetings are held at the Civic Centre; 165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton.

View the dates and times for Council and Committee meetings.

 

View the agendas and minutes for Council and Committee meetings. 

Copies of agendas and minutes are also available at the Civic Centre.

 

Prescribed and Non-prescribed General Committees

Prescribed General Committees meet monthly or bi-monthly. They are:

  • Chief Executive Officer's Review
  • Community Facilities
  • Corporate Planning, Policy and Performance.

There are also two statutory committees:

  • Audit and Risk
  • Development Assessment Panel.

There is also one non prescribed committee:

  • Civic

Meeting venue and times

Meetings are held at the Civic Centre; 165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton.

View the dates and times for General Committee meetings.

 

View the agendas and minutes for General Committee meetings.

Copies of agendas and minutes are available at the Civic Centre.

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