Current council meetings

Upcoming Council meeting dates

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

Meeting Date Location
Ordinary Council Tuesday 27 November 2018
260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Ordinary Council Tuesday 11 December 2018 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Council meeting business papers

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

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. Registered speakers should arrive at a Council meeting by 6.30pm as the Chairperson may change the order of the agenda to bring items forward.

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

How do I arrange to speak at a meeting?

If you would like to address the meeting you should register using the register to speak form by 2pm on the meeting day. 

What happens after I submit the form?

After completing the online form, a notice will appear on your page confirming that it has been sent to us. Your request will then 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 bell will be rung when you have 30 seconds remaining.
  • The maximum number of public speakers on each item is 3 for and 3 against.
  • 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.

More information on Council's meeting procedures can be found below in the Code of meeting practice:

Code of meeting practice for Council meetings (PDF 637.4KB)

Code of meeting practice for Council meetings (DOCX 221.3KB)


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: 20 Nov 2018