There is currently no public gallery facility at the Council Meeting as a precaution to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection.
People will be able to view Council Meetings online via
Watch Live on Vimeo
The NSW Parliament has passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 comprising a broad range of amendments to existing laws to help combat the spread of the virus. The Bill amends the Local Government Act to allow councils to hold official meetings electronically instead of physically.
Under previous legislation, councillors had to be physically present at meetings and residents allowed to attend in person to watch them deliberate and make important decisions on behalf of the community. For the next six months, these attendance requirements will be satisfied by council meetings being held remotely using an audio visual link.
Council meetings are held in the Council Chamber on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 5.00pm. The meetings are open to the public.
Members of the public may address Council, on matters that are listed on the Council Meeting agenda at any Council meeting. Public Forums commence at 5pm.
If you wish to speak at a Council meeting please read the information sheet below and then complete the online form. Your application must be received by 5pm the Tuesday prior to the Council meeting you wish to attend.
Public forums are limited to five minutes unless varied by the Mayor.
Watch Live and Recorded Copies of Meetings
You can view the Council Meetings online via Vimeo.
Audio copies of Council meetings will be available on SoundCloud (for the past 12 months) and visual copies available on Vimeo the Monday after the draft minutes are published on Council's website.
Council Meeting Agendas are available on the Friday prior to the meeting and Minutes are available the Friday after the meeting. Minutes and agendas can be found here.
Council also keeps an online archive of
minutes and agendas back to 2002.
Requests for information prior to this can be made by lodging an Access to Information Request.