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Council Meetings

Information on where and when Council meetings are held, access to agendas, minutes and reports and how you can participate in meetings.

Current Triennium

The current Council triennium runs from October 2013 through to October 2016. Agendas are available at least two working days prior to the meetings.  You can view available agendas and meeting minutes for Council and its Standing Committees by clicking...

Previous Triennium

This page contains links to Council and Committee meetings for previous triennia. 

Decisions released from Public Excluded Session

From time to time Council considers matters in Public Excluded sessions. The reasons for exclusion of the public are drawn from the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and are detailed on the meeting agendas. At the meeting...

Standing Orders

Standing Orders are a set of rules that provide a formal framework for the conduct of local authority meetings.  They also outline the Council's agreed principles of behaivour within meetings. All councils are required by the Local Government Act 2002 ...

Deputations and Petitions

Deputations may be received, provided an application for admission, setting out the subject, has been lodged with the Chief Executive at least ten clear days before the date of the meeting concerned, and has been subsequently approved by the Chairperson.

Public Participation at Meetings

There are a number of ways you may convey your opinions and ideas to your elected representative.  Speaking at meetings is a good way for you to express your opinion to your elected representatives.  New arrangements for Public Speaking Time From...

Live streaming

We have an online streaming option that gives you the chance to see what's going on in council chambers live as it happens. If we are currently streaming you will see the video here.