Council Meetings and Business Papers from 2016 - Current

Upcoming Council meeting dates


Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month but only on the 4th Tuesday in July and 2nd Tuesday in December. Council is in recess during January and the first 2 weeks of July. All meetings commence at 6:30pm unless otherwise stated.

Meeting Date Location
Ordinary Council Tuesday, 11 February 2020 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Ordinary Council Tuesday, 25 February 2020 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Ordinary Council Tuesday, 10 March 2020 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Ordinary Council Tuesday, 24 March 2020 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

 For a full list of the meeting schedule in 2020 please see below:

2020 Council Meeting Schedule (DOCX 63.4KB)

2020 Council Meeting Schedule  (PDF 172.5KB)

Council meeting business papers

Agendas and reports for Council meetings will be posted here when available.

Larger attachments will be available in a separate document which can be accessed next to the Agenda on the business papers page below. Hard Copies of the Business Papers are available at Council's Service Centres.


To search business papers and view papers from other meetings, visit the full business papers and minutes site.

Business papers and minutes

Live streaming of Council meetings

Inner West Council Meetings are streamed live on Council's website. Visit the webcasts page to stream a live Council Meeting or view recordings of previous meetings.

Registering to speak at Council meetings

Anyone who would like to speak about an agenda item at a Council meeting must register by 2pm on the day of the Council meeting via the meeting registration form. Only those who register online will be able to speak and there is a maximum of 3 speakers for or against any item on the agenda. Council has amended its code of meeting practice (PDF 552.8KB) to hear from all registered speakers at the beginning of the meeting prior to considering the agenda items. This will allow registered speakers to leave the meeting as soon as they have spoken. Registered speakers should arrive at a Council meeting prior to 6.30pm to ensure they do not miss their opportunity to speak..

If you would like to speak at a Council meeting please fill in the register to speak form here including:

  • Your name
  • Contact details
  • Item on the Agenda you wish to speak to
  • Whether you are for or against the recommendation in the agenda

What happens after I submit the form?

After completing the online form, you will be taken to a webpage confirming that your registration has been received. If you do not receive confirmation through our website please contact Council's Business Paper Coordinator on 9392 5536 to confirm your registration.  Your request will be added to a list that is shown to the Chairperson and councillors on the night of the meeting.

Are there any rules for speaking at a Council or Committee Meeting?

The following rules apply when addressing a Council or Committee meeting:

  • Keep your address to the point, the time allowed for each speaker is limited to three minutes. A buzzer will sound when you have 30 seconds remaining.
  • The maximum number of public speakers on each item is 3 for and 3 against. You will be contacted by Council officers if more than 3 registrations are received.
  • When addressing the Meeting you must speak to the Chairperson.
  • The Chairperson may curtail public participation where the information being presented is considered repetitive or irrelevant.
  • Where items are deferred, you may be asked to speak at the following meeting.



Inner West Council is committed to ensuring people with a disability have equal opportunity to take part in Council and Committee Meetings. At the Ashfield Council Chambers there is a hearing loop service available to assist anyone with a hearing impairment. If you have any other access or disability related participation needs and wish to know more, call 9392 5657 or email

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Page last updated: 22 Jan 2020