Request to address Council

Members of the public are invited to address Council on items 6 - Open Forum (matters not on the agenda) and 11 - Public Forum (matters on the agenda) only. Please register to speak by completing and submitting the following form by 12noon on the day of the meeting.  

If you are unable to attend, you can watch the meeting  live streamed Council's website 

Council’s Code of Meeting Practice has the following relevant provisions in relation to presentation material:

4.8. Approved speakers at the public forum are to register with the Council any written, visual or audio material to be presented in support of their address to the Council at the public forum, and to identify any equipment needs by noon on the day of the Council meeting. The Chief Executive Officer or their delegate may refuse to allow such material to be presented.

Request to address Council

Correspondence may also be submitted via post or delivered to Council's Customer Service Centre.

Methods of addressing Council

  • Open Forum (Matters not on the agenda):
    • Addresses must not relate to an item on the agenda.
    • A person wishing to address Council must identify the topic they wish to speak on.
    • Addresses must be limited to three (3) minutes.
    • Open Forum provides an opportunity to address only. It is not a forum for debate or response from Councillors.
  • Public Form (Matters on the agenda):
    • Addresses must relate to an item on the agenda.
    • Addresses must be limited to three (3) minutes.
    • Addresses should be made to the Chairperson.
    • If you have previously addressed the Council on the subject, then any further address must be made to present new information ONLY.