Engage with the democratic process through our meetings and briefings

Council meetings and public access

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 and accompanying Practice Notes. To view the agendas for each month go to our Business Papers section.

A public access session is held at the start of every Council meeting. People can speak for three minutes on any agenda item included in the business paper. Please complete the form below and return to council@lismore.nsw.gov.au. For more information, phone 1300 87 83 87.

Public Access 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 session is held at the beginning of each Councillor briefing. These sessions run for a total of 15 minutes and enable members of the public 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 session 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 to secure a spot.

For more information, phone us on 1300 87 83 87.

Public Forum Session Application Form