Ordinary Council Meetings Video Recording of Council Meetings
Ordinary Council Meetings will be held each month of the calendar year with the exception of January.
Council Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the meeting month with the exception of December which will be held on the third Wednesday of the month.
Meetings commence at 9.30 am in the Council Chambers, 247 Rouse Street Tenterfield unless previously scheduled elsewhere. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Extra- Ordinary Council Meetings
Meetings held at the discretion of the Mayor. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The next scheduled Extra Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. At this meeting Council will elect the Deputy Mayor and decide on dates and delegates for meetings for the ensuing 12 months.
Ordinary Council Meetings are advertised in the "Your Local News" Fortnightly Newsletter and on Council's website.
Community Consultation - (Public Access) - Refer Item 6.9 of Council's Code of Meeting Practice
The General Manager may permit any member of the public to address Council Meetings as Community Consultation on any matter, listed on the agenda before Council, except matters associated with the procurement of goods and services, subject to the following conditions:
a) That the duration of the public address be limited to five minutes unless varied by resolution of the Council.
b) Members of the public wishing to address the Council as a deputation must have a bona fide interest in the matter as an affected person or be the representative of the an affected person. They are to advise the General Manager prior to the close of business on the Monday before the meeting that they wish to address the meeting and advise:
i. the item in the business paper that they wish to address,
ii. the interest they have in the matter, and
iii. undertake to provide a written summary of the issues to be spoken to one (1) clear business day before the Council Meeting.
c) Members of the public who have a bona fide interest in a matter but are unable to personally address a meeting may request that a spokesperson appear on their behalf.
d) Speakers wishing to speak on behalf of a third party must satisfy the Council Meeting that he or she has the authority to represent of speak on behalf of the third party.
e) If a party is to be represented by a lawyer, the party be advised that, during the deputation, the lawyer must not address Council on, or raise, any legal issues or opinions or provide any legal advice. Should they attempt to do so, Council will terminate the deputation.
f) Speakers either for or against a proposal be limited to the first meeting at which the matter is presented for consideration.
Recording of Council Meetings
Council also records its meetings, allowing you to view proceedings on the following day after 10.00am.
Council has been streaming Council meetings live, however due to the poor quality of the webcast for many viewers, Council has resolved that meetings will no longer be streamed live (until the NBN is available) but will be recorded and the video recording made available on Council's website by 10am the day following the Council Meeting. This will provide equal access to all members of the community who are unable to physically attend the meetings.
Video recording of the Council meetings will commence with the Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 November 2016. Unfortunately, due to the technology required, Council will be unable to record and display those meetings held at the villages (2 per year).
The audio visual file will be available for viewing for six (6) months following the Council Meeting.