Governance Rules

In accordance with s 60 (3) of the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) Council may amend its Governance Rules in line with Councils Community Engagement Policy.

In September 2023, Council adopted the Governance Rules.

In preparation for the return of an elected Council in October 2024, minor amendments have been made to ensure the Rules remain robust.

The key amendments to the Governance Rules:

  • Increase to speaking time when introducing a Council Meeting report and at Hearing of Submission Committee meetings
  • Clarity around the use of placards, posters, megaphones in the Council Chambers
  • Update of the Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners
  • Changes to Council Meeting end time
  • Minor administrative updates