Commencement of the new Model Code of Meeting Practice

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by Councillor Chung, seconded by Councillor Forster –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          on 14 December 2018, the new Model Code of Meeting Practice was prescribed under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005;

(ii)         according to the Office of Local Government, councils must adopt a new code of meeting practice by 14 June 2019; and

(iii)        under section 361 of the Local Government Act 1993, councils are required to exhibit a draft of the code of meeting practice for at least 28 days and provide members of the community the opportunity to comment for at least 42 days;

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to review and prepare a draft Model Code of Meeting Practice to be presented at the March 2019 Council meeting for endorsement for public consultation; and

(C)       at the earliest possible opportunity (and in any case, prior to 14 June 2019) following public consultation and consideration of submissions, the final draft of the Code of Meeting Practice be presented to Council for adoption.

Carried unanimously.


Report author: Rebekah Celestin

Publication date: 11/02/2019

Date of decision: 11/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Council

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