Council and Committee Meetings

Ordinary Meetings of Council

Ordinary meetings of the Council are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month commencing at 7pm.
Meetings are held in the Town Hall Council Chamber, 89 Murray Street, Gawler.  Special meetings are called as required.

Meetings are open to the public - and the public will only be excluded when considered proper and necessary i.e. the need for confidentiality outweighs the principle of open decision making.

Agendas for Meetings are required to be available to each Member of Council at least 3 clear days before Meetings. We will endeavour to have Agendas (excluding confidential information) available on this Website in the same timeframe.

Minutes of Meetings are required to be available to each Member of Council within 5 days after Meetings. We will endeavour to have Minutes (excluding confidential information) available on this Website in the same timeframe.

Deputations

Deputations need approval in advance of the meeting.  A written request to the Chief Executive Officer including a summary of the deputation should be received, no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting date. There is 5 minutes set aside for each deputation.

Public Open Forum

The Public Open Forum has a time limited of up to 20 minutes.  This session provides an opportunity for people in the gallery to make a statement to Council or to ask questions.

The time available will be allocated to the speakers on an equal basis with the provisions of a maximum 5 minutes per speaker.  Any extension will need the leave of the Council. Therefore, if there are five (5) people that want to participate in the Public Open Forum then a maximum of 4 minutes each will be allocated.

The Mayor will ask at the meeting for the names of people wishing to participate in the Public Open Forum.

Petitions

Council will receive and consider Petitions at Meetings and recommend they are presented in the correct format (see document below).
How to Present a Petition to Council(367 kb)

Special Meetings of Council

The Chief Executive Officer must, at the request of either:-

(a) the Principal Member of Council; or
(b) at least 3 Members of Council; or
(c) a Council Committee at which at least 3 Members of Council vote in favour of the making of the request, call a Special Meeting of Council.

The Chief Executive Officer must be provided with an Agenda for the Special Meeting at the time that a request is made (and if an Agenda is not provided then the request has no effect).

Special Council Meetings may be held at any time and are generally held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 89 Murray Street, Gawler.

Meetings are open to the public - and the public will only be excluded when considered proper and necessary i.e. the need for confidentiality outweighs the principle of open decision making.

Agendas for Meetings are required to be available to each Member of Council at least 4 hours before the commencement of Meetings. We will endeavour to have Agendas (excluding confidential information) available on this Website in the same timeframe.

Minutes of Meetings are required to be available to each Member of Council within 5 days after Meetings. We will endeavour to have Minutes (excluding confidential information) available on this Website in the same timeframe.

Committees of Council (Section 41)

A number of committees have been established to streamline the consideration of Council business in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act (Section 41).

Meetings are open to the public - and the public will only be excluded when considered proper and necessary i.e. the need for confidentiality outweighs the principle of open decision making.

Other Committees

Meetings are open to the public - and the public will only be excluded when considered proper and necessary i.e. the need for confidentiality outweighs the principle of open decision making.

Working Groups

  • Gawler Urban Rivers Biodiversity Working Group
  • Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Terms of Reference - Committees

Click here to go to the Terms of References for committees of Council.

Enquiries

For further details, contact the Governance Team on 8522 9269.

After Hours Contact Call 08 8522 9211
 
43 High Street, Gawler East SA 5118
Tel: 08 8522 9211
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