Council Meetings are formal meetings with strict rules, outlined in the a Code of Meeting Practice.

A typical agenda includes items brought to the Council meeting by Council staff as well as Councillors, and can be up to 1,500 pages in length.

There is a lot of useful information in the Council agenda and meeting minutes – but only if you know where to look!

To make it easier to understand the agenda – what will be discussed and decided on – I prepare a summary before each meeting. 

With the support of the other Councillors, a summary of what was decided is also prepared by Council staff following each Council meeting.

The general order of business for an Ordinary Meeting of the Council is:

  • 01 Opening meeting
  • 02 Acknowledgement of the Traditional Owners of Land
  • 03 Webcasting Announcement
  • 04 General recording of Meeting Announcement
  • 05 Apologies and applications for a leave of absence or attendance by audio-visual link by Councillors
  • 06 Confirmation of minutes
  • 07 Disclosures of interests
  • 08 Minutes of the Lord Mayor
  • 09 Public Forums
  • 10 Petitions
  • 11 Rescission Motions
  • 12 Reports to Council – For Notation
  • 13 Reports to Council – For Council Decision
  • 14 Notices of Motions
  • 15 Questions with Notice
  • 16 Confidential Matters
  • 17 Public Announcement
  • 18 Conclusion of the Meeting

My Summaries of the Agenda and Meetings

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To make it easier to find out what has been decided at a Council meeting, a summary is prepared by Council and made available a few days later with a link to the minutes. Here’s a list of the Summary of Council Decisions:

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