The meeting is conducted in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice. All participants at Council or Committee meetings including Councillors, Council staff and members of the public are expected not to make personal comments concerning Councillors, staff or other members of the public or engage in disorderly conduct at a meeting. Acts of disorder are outlined in Part 4 of the Code. Penalties for disorder may include rescinding speaking rights or expulsion from the meeting.
Privacy and Personal Information
The purpose of collection of information is for public access to Council's documents under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act). This information will be placed on a relevant file and may be accessible by requests for information under the GIPA Act. The personal information requested on this form is being collected by the Council for the purposes of enabling you to speak at a Council meeting.
The personal information will be used solely by the Council for this primary purpose or directly related purposes. The applicant understands that the personal information provided is for these purposes and that they may apply to the Council for access and/or amendment of the information.
By speaking at a Council meeting, members of the public agree to being recorded and must ensure their speech to the Council is respectful and use appropriate language. A person who uses defamatory, discriminatory or offensive language may be exposed to liability for which Council takes no responsibility. Any part of the meeting that is held in closed session will not be recorded.
Note: A speaker may request, at the time of addressing Council or the Committee, that they do not wish their name to be published in the minutes. In this instance names will not be published. Any request for non publication of name made after the meeting has ended will be determined by the General Manager.