Code of Meeting Practice

The Office of Local Government has been developing a new Model Code of Meeting Practice (Model Code) for local councils since November 2016. The new Model Code has now been released and prescribed. In accordance with the Local Government Act, Council must adopt its own Code of Meeting Practice, based on the Model Code, within six months of the new Model Code being prescribed.

At its meeting on 12 March 2019, Council resolved to place an amended Code of Meeting Practice, based on the Model Code, on public exhibition in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, and seek submissions for any amendments to the draft Code of Meeting Practice.

In accordance with that decision, Council’s Draft Code of Meeting Practice is placed on public exhibition until Friday, 12 April 2019 and may be viewed at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor or by clicking here. For further information, please contact Council’s Manager Corporate Services and Governance on (02) 4560 4444 or attention email enquiries accordingly to

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, by fax to (02) 4587 7740 or by email to up to close of business on Friday, 26 April 2019. Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

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