Any member of the public can address Councillors on agenda items for each Council meeting. They can also address Councillors on any other Council-related matter not listed on the agenda. We refer to this as speaking in the Public Forum.
Public forums are held each month on the Monday before the ordinary Council meeting. If the Monday is a public holiday, the public forum will be held on the Tuesday.
To speak in the public forum you must submit a request to speak in the public forum form to our Governance team no later than 9:00am on the day of the public forum. Ensure you read the request to speak conditions and information for speakers below.
Our Council meetings are held once a month, often on the third Wednesday of the month and begin at 5:30pm.
Our public forums are held once a month on the Monday before the Council meeting (except on public holidays) and begin at 5:00pm.