To address the meeting on an item in the business paper you must register to speak prior to 3pm on the day of the meeting by contacting Council. You will need to apply via following online form or complete a hard copy of Application Form and lodge it with the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, WINDSOR NSW 2756 by this time. The application form is also available by contacting the Manager Corporate Services and Governance on 02 4560 4426.
Application to Address a Council Meeting
Clause 3.3.7 - Council's Code of Meeting Practice
Members of the public may address Council on any items in the business paper other then the Confirmation of Minutes; Mayoral Minutes; Responses to Questions from Previous Meeting; Notices of Motion (including Rescission Motions); Mayoral Elections; Deputy Mayoral Elections; Committee Elections and Annual Committee Reports.
To address the meeting on an item in the business paper you must register to speak prior to 3:00pm on the day of the meeting.
Order at Meetings:
Council actively encourages participation of residents in the decision making process and is happy to hear from people regarding matters raised in the Business Paper. As Council's Council's Code of Meeting Practice guides the manner in which meetings of Council are conducted, it is expected that persons addressing the Council will conduct themselves in an appropriate manner in accordance with the Code.
It is the roles of the Mayor/Chairperson to ensure that all those present at a meeting adhere to the requirements of the Code and it is expected that any directions by the Mayor/Chairperson in relation to the conduct of the meeting or persons present at the meeting would be adhered to. When addressing Council, it is expected that persons will refrain from making insult, allegation or personal reflection against any person, present or not at the meeting, during the course of their address or any answer they give in response to questions from Councillors.