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 (02) 6625 0500 through the National Relay Service and ask to speak with the Mayor and 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.

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.

Briefings are held from 6pm at the Council Chambers,43 Oliver Ave Goonellabah. Topics for each briefing can be found in our Calendar.

Due to the lockdown, this week’s briefing will be held online.  Please complete the application form below and you will be provided with the zoom details to attend the briefing.

https://forms.lismore.nsw.gov.au/forms/3656

A Public Forum is held at the beginning of each Councillor briefing. This runs for a total of 15 minutes and enables community 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 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 (02) 6625 0500 through the National Relay Service and ask to speak with the Mayor & Councillors Executive Assistant.

Public Forum Session Application Form