Have a Say – Exhibition of the new Draft Code of Meeting Practice

Published on 27 February 2019

Amendments made to the Local Government Act 1993 provide for a new model code of meeting practice, which was prescribed in December 2018.

Since then Greater Hume Council has prepared a draft code of meeting practice that incorporates the mandatory provisions of the Model Meeting Code and also a number of non-mandatory provisions.

Councils and committees of councils of which all the members are councillors must conduct their meetings in accordance with the code of meeting practice once adopted by Council.

One important change is that Council will be required to webcast meetings of the council and committees of which all members are councillors by 14 December 2019. To meet this requirement it is proposed that an audio visual recording of the meeting will be posted on council’s website.

Council is exhibiting the draft Code of Meeting Practice for a period of 28 days commencing on Monday, 4 March until Monday, 1 April 2019.

The draft Code of Meeting Practice may be viewed at any Council office, or on the Council website.

Written submissions from the community will be received until Monday, 15 April 2019 via the Have Your Say portal on Council’s website, or by email to mail@greaterhume.nsw.gov.au, or write to Council, PO Box 99, Holbrook NSW 2644.