Speaking at Council Meetings

Our Code of Meeting Principles and Practices has changed:

D5-13 Code Meeting Principles Practices (620KB)

 

At its meeting on 29 January 2019, Council resolved to amend its Code of Meeting Principles and Practices.

 

The following highlighted changes relate to how the public can address Council meetings.

a)    Any applicant, objector, resident or member of the public may address any meeting of Council or Committee on any item on the agenda by registering to do so on the approved form by 4pm on the day of the  meeting.

An individual may speak to no more than two (2) items on the Agenda.

h)    If more than two (2) persons indicate they wish to address Council on the same issue from the same perspective (i.e. in favour or against), the Chair may ask them to nominate a spokesperson and not all address the meeting. If the persons do not voluntarily agree on the spokesperson, the first two persons who registered to speak for the motion and the first two persons who registered to speak against the motion will be allowed to speak; providing that priority will be given to persons that have not already spoken at the same meeting. Council may resolve to increase the number of speakers on an agenda item when that agenda item is called.

   

Speaking at Council

So in summary:

  • registration is required by 4pm on the day of the meeting
  • an individual can speak to no more than two items on the Agenda
  • there will be only two speakers For and Against. 

Further Information

For further information, contact Council Governance team on 9936 8100.

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Posted on 18 February 2019

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