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Council and Committee Meetings - Important Special Instructions (COVID-19)

In line with social distancing requirements to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus Woollahra Council will be holding Council and Committee meetings (i.e. Environmental Planning (EP), Finance, Community & Services (FC&S) and Strategic & Corporate (S&C) remotely using conferencing technology (until further notice).

Meetings will be webcast and members of the public can watch and listen to meetings live (via YouTube) or dial in to listen to the meetings using a telephone.

Please read the disclaimer

By using conferencing technology or by teleconference, listening and/or speaking at a Council or Committee meeting, members of the public consent to their voice and personal information (including name and address) being recorded and publicly available on Council’s website. Councillors, staff and members of the public are advised that meetings are being livestreamed, accessible via a link from Council’s website.

By addressing and/or listening to a Council or Committee meeting, members of the public consent to their voice and personal information (including name and address) being recorded and publicly available on Council’s website. Accordingly, please ensure your address to Council is respectful and that you use appropriate language and refrain from making any defamatory statements or discriminatory comments.

Woollahra Council does not accept any liability for statements, comments or actions taken by individuals during a Council or Committee meeting. Any part of the meeting that is held in closed session will not be recorded.

People connecting to this meeting by conferencing technology or teleconference are reminded that under the Local Government Act 1993, the recording of meetings by a member of the public using any electronic recording device including a mobile phone or video camera is not permitted. Any person found recording without the permission of Council may be expelled from the meeting.

The recording of each meeting will be retained on Council’s website for a minimum period of 6 months. After that period has passed, recordings of meetings may be disposed of in accordance with the State Records Act 1998.

Upcoming meetings calendar

Schedule of Council and Committee meetings for the current and future weeks.

Agendas and minutes

Current and archived agendas, meeting reports and minutes.

Council meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend Council meetings, normally held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Find out about the meeting and its procedures.

Committees

There are three formal standing committees of Council that meet regularly to discuss a range of issues, applications and proposals. Council also convenes meetings of the Woollahra Local Traffic Committee.

Planning panels

The Woollahra Local Planning Panel and Application Assessment Panel assess and determine development applications.

Working parties and sub-committees

Councillors, Council staff and community representatives are involved in a range of working parties and sub-committees that meet to discuss a range of community issues and projects.

Having your say at meetings

Guidelines for making an address to Council meetings (public forum), Committee meetings and petitions.

Code of Meeting Practice

All Council and standing Committee meetings are convened and conducted in accordance with the adopted Code of Meeting Practice.

Councillor Voting Register on planning matters

Council maintains a register that records which Councillors voted for and against each planning decision.

Enquiries

Further information may be obtained by contacting Council's Governance Department on 9391 7001.