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Guide to Council Meetings

Meeting Procedure

At the Works and Community Committee Meeting, reports from Council officers are submitted with a recommendation for the consideration of the Committee members. These are included in the Agenda, which is available on the Tuesday, one week prior to the meeting.

Depending on the nature of the issue, the Committee may have delegated authority to make resolutions, which can then be acted upon.

If the Committee does not have the appropriate delegated authority, it will make a recommendation to be considered at the next Council meeting. It should be noted that the Finance and Governance Committee and the Ryde Central Committee have no delegated authority so all recommendations from those Committees are considered at the next Council meeting. The Council will consider the matter and make a resolution which can then be acted upon. Resolutions from Council and Committee meetings are recorded in the Minutes, which are available no later than the Friday following the meeting.

Note that any resolution, whether resulting from a Council or Committee meeting, is able to be rescinded. A resolution may be rescinded by Council at any time (subject to the nature of the resolution and matter, and the degree to which it has been acted upon) as a result of Council passing a Notice of Motion to that effect. These will be listed as a Notice of Rescission in the Council Agenda.

Meetings are governed by a Code of Meeting Practice which outlines rules for attendance, submission of business items and Notices of Motion, debate and declarations on interest.

If you are concerned that a resolution that you are interested in may have been or is subject to possible rescission, please contact Council’s Civic Services Unit on 9952 8222.

Webcasting of meetings

City of Ryde Council Meetings are webcast live. This online library of Council’s webcast meetings are maintained as a history of the operation of the Council, in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice. The webcasts are viewable for a period of one year on Council’s website.

Council accepts no responsibility for any defamatory or offensive statements transmitted in the course of webcasting its meetings. A fault in the technology or an inability to webcast a meeting will not invalidate decisions from the meeting.

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The Council welcomes public input at Council and Committee meetings. See the guidelines for participating in meetings

Last updated on 15 July 2019