Northern Midlands

Council Meetings

Ordinary meetings of Council are held monthly, generally on the third Monday of the month.

Meetings commence at 5.00pm and public question time is held at 6.45pm when the the gallery is invited by the Mayor to make representations on planning matters or to pose questions to Council.

Click on the links blow to access Council meeting publications:
- Agendas and Attachments
- Minutes

2017 Council Meetings

Council has approved the following dates for the holding Ordinary Council Meetings in 2017:

Monday Monday Monday
23 January 2017 15 May 2017 18 September 2017
20 February 2017 26 June 2017 16 October 2017
20 March 2017 17 July 2017 20 November 2017
10 April 2017 21 August 2017 11 December 2017

Council Meeting Information

The Local Government Act 1993 establishes and names the council responsible for each municipal area. The Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2005 provides a framework of standard procedures for conducting the meetings of a council and also of council committees appointed by the council.

In addition, a council may make a by-law to provide for any supplementary procedures or to detail the conduct of proceedings at those meetings. As an example, the by-law may provide for Public Question Time at a council meeting.

Council’s Policy 32, Meeting Procedures assists in regulating proceedings at Council Meetings and Council Committee Meetings, including:

  • Appointment of Council Representatives to Committees of Council and Outside Bodies
  • Petitions
  • Representations
  • Public Question Time

In addition Council’s Policy 51, Recording of Meetings Policy provides for the audio recording of Council meetings. The purpose of recording meetings of Council is to assist Council officers in the preparation of minutes of proceedings and it should be noted that Section 33(3) of the The Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2005 states that “the minutes of a meeting, once confirmed, prevail over the audio recording of the meeting”.

To view these and other Council Policies, click here.


Important information concerning the interpretations of legislation and other policies is contained in this page. It is recommended that the Disclaimer be read in conjunction with the information provided.

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