Council meetings and Public Forums

Changes to Council meetings and Public Forums

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the following changes apply to Public Forums and Council meetings.

Public Forums

Monthly Public Forums are currently suspended. However the public can still address Council through the following ways:

  • Written submission (maximum two A4 pages).
  • An online submission (500 words maximum).
  • Video recording of up to 3 minutes maximum.
  • Audio recording of up to 3 minutes maximum.

Please complete the form below to register your submission for the next Council meeting by 5pm Tuesday 9 February 2021.

If you have any queries or require assistance with registering to speak, please contact Council's Customer Service on 9424 0000.

Click here to register your submission

2021 Public Forum dates - currently suspended due to COVID-19

Tuesday 9 February

Tuesday 9 March

Tuesday 20 April

Tuesday 11 May

Tuesday 8 June

Tuesday 13 July

Tuesday 10 August

Tuesday 12 October

Tuesday 9 November

Tuesday 7 December

Council meetings

Since April 2020, monthly Council meetings are no longer being held in the Council Chambers. They are instead being conducted online through a live streaming service.

You can watch the Council meetings on our live stream page.

2021 Council meeting dates 

Tuesday 16 February

Tuesday 16 March

Tuesday 27 April

Tuesday 18 May

Tuesday 15 June

Tuesday 20 July

Tuesday 17 August

Tuesday 14 September

Tuesday 19 October

Tuesday 16 November

Tuesday 14 December

We recently introduced key changes on how we conduct Council Meetings. These changes are required by the NSW Government and are outlined in Council's Code of Meeting Practice.

View Code of Meeting Practice(PDF, 733KB)

The main changes are:

  • Council meetings are held monthly on Tuesdays from 7pm.
  • A monthly Public Forum was introduced. The forum gives the public the opportunity to speak on Council Meeting agenda items, or any other matters in the public interest. 
  • Agendas for the monthly Council Meetings are publicly available from the Wednesday preceding the Public Forum. View Business Papers and agendas.
  • Currently Public Forums are not being held due to COVID-19. Submissions to the Council meeting of 8 December 2020 closed at 5pm on 1 December 2020.
  • Monthly Council Meetings are currently not open to the public due to COVID-19 however, you can view the Council meeting via live stream.

Live stream

Monthly Council Meetings are now streamed live here on our website.

View the live stream

Meeting recordings

On 14 August 2020 an amendment prepared by the Office of Local Government was prescribed under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 that requires all Councils to retain recordings of meetings on their websites for at least 12 months. View live stream recordings for past meetings

Minutes and agendas

Find out what decisions were made at our Council Meetings and Public Forum:

View current agendas, minutes and reports (Business Papers) 2011 to present