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Amended Code of Meeting Practice (December 2021)

Amended Code of Meeting Practice (December 2021)

This public exhibition has now concluded.

At its meeting, held 14 December 2021, Council resolved to put on exhibition an amended Code of Meeting Practice where several changes are proposed. Changes proposed are as follows:

  • To incorporate the changes made to the Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW by the NSW Office of Local Government; 
  • For Council Meetings to be conducted monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month; and
  • To remove the non-mandatory provisions for Public Forums from the Code of Meeting Practice. 

Information to note: The Public Forum is intended to continue, but in a forum immediately prior to the Council meeting. The Public Forum will be specified by a separate policy that will be considered at the same time as Council considers the Amended Code of Meeting Practice.


The amended Code of Meeting Practice document can be found in the Document Library on this page and the amendments marked in the document are as follows:

  • Deletions are in strikethrough and additions in bold and italics.
  • The mandatory provisions from the Model Code are shown in red bold and italics.
  • The non-mandatory provisions from the Model Code are shown in green bold and italics.
  • The amended provisions proposed by Council are shown in black bold and italics.

The community were invited to have their say on the Amended Code of Meeting Practice between 22 December 2021 and 7 February 2022. 

Council received further reports for consideration of any direct submissions received in respect of the Code up until 21 February 2022.

On 22 February 2022 Council resolved to adopt the amended Code of Meeting Practice after consideration of all submissions and community feedback during the public exhibition period.  

Council has also adopted a Public Forum Policy, that will guide how the community can continue to engage with Council face-to-face.

Have your say

Submissions were to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Farmer by 5pm 7 February 2022 via: 

Something you need to know: Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009 (GIPA ACT), members of the public can seek access to the submissions and council cannot give assurance that the document will remain confidential.


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