Engage with the democratic process through our meetings and briefings

Council meetings

Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the Council Chambers, Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah. Meetings are open to the public with the exception of confidential matters.

Council meetings are governed by a Code of Meeting Practice. To view the agendas for each month go to our Business Papers section.

People may request an AUSLAN interpreter for Council meetings. For more information and/or bookings please phone 1300 87 83 87 through the National Relay Service and ask to speak with the Mayor & Councillors Executive Assistant.

 

Public Access

Public Access is held at the start of every Council meeting. Community members can speak for up to four minutes on any agenda item included in the business paper. To be included in the Public Access session, please complete the form below and return to council@lismore.nsw.gov.au or phone us on 1300 87 83 87.

Public Access Application Form

 

Public Representation

Public Representation allows members of the public to speak for or against Council moving into confidential session. To speak during Public Representation, community members must complete and return the form below by 10am the day before a meeting.

Public Representation Application Form

 

Councillor briefings and Public Forum sessions

Councillor briefings are held most Tuesday evenings so staff can provide background on issues or projects and Councillors have a chance to brainstorm and discuss.

The briefings are held in the Council Chambers from 6pm and everyone is welcome. Topics for each briefing can be found in our Calendar.

A Public Forum is held at the beginning of each Councillor briefing. This runs for a total of 15 minutes and enables mmunity members to address Council on issues of importance to them.

There are some items that are unable to be raised as part of this forum (see application form for more details). In addition, the 15 minutes set aside for the Public Forum works on a first-in, best-dressed basis. To avoid disappointment we ask that anyone wishing to address Council during this time either contact our office or complete and return the Public Forum Session Application Form below by 4pm the day of the briefing.

People may request an AUSLAN interpreter for Council meetings. For more information and/or bookings please phone 1300 87 83 87 through the National Relay Service and ask to speak with the Mayor & Councillors Executive Assistant.

Public Forum Session Application Form