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Public access session

Council will hold a public access session once per month, prior to the commencement of briefing sessions, for members of the public to raise any Council related issues with Councillors, which have not been previously determined by Council.

The public access session commences at 9.15am unless there are no speakers registered.

Public Access Session dates for 2020

  • 4 February 2020
  • 3 March 2020

Public Access Sessions on hold

As a safety precaution to limit public gatherings and slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, there will be no further Public Access Sessions for now.

While Public Access Sessions are on hold, you can contact your councillors by phone or email.

Council will continue to follow the NSW Premier's advice, including systematically but cautiously lifting restrictions on Council's public facilities.

Presenting at a session

To present at a public access session, please register by 12pm on the business day prior and provide a written copy of the presentation.
If the Monday before the public access session is a public holiday, you will need to register by 12pm on the Friday before the briefing session.

One hour will be allocated to the public access session. If there are more speakers registered than time permits, Council could resolve to extend the public access session for 15 minutes only. Any speakers who have not presented due to time constraints will be scheduled first on the list for the next available public access session.

Register by contacting Council’s Executive Services Office:

Information for speakers

When you are speaking in the public access session, please:

  • turn off your mobile phone and pagers
  • remember that each speaker only has seven minutes
  • resist from making personal or derogatory comments
  • provide your presentation in writing, 12pm the business day prior

Councillors, staff and members of the public are bound by the Code of Meeting Practice and must show mutual respect for one another.