Council Meetings

Meetings are held in the Council Chamber, Gawler Civic Centre, 89-91 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.

To view Council and Committee Agendas and Minutes click here.

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.

Special Meetings of Council

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

  • the Principal Member of Council; or
  • at least 3 Members of Council; or
  • 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, Gawler Civic Centre, 89-91 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.

Confidential Items Register

A review of the reports or documents that have been considered under the provision of sections 90(3) and 91(7) of the Local Government Act will is generally conducted every 6 months. Orders that operate for more than 12 months must be reviewed annually and the Council must assess whether the grounds for non-disclosure are still relevant and, if so, provide the relevant grounds and reasons for the minutes and/or documents remaining confidential.

The Confidential Items Register includes confidential items for the years that still have items being kept in confidence. For a full list of the register dating back to 2007/08, please contact Council's Governance Staff

This Register will be updated periodically following the review by Council.

Register of Items Retained in Confidence as at 20 February 2020

Conflict of interest

If a member of a Council has a material conflict of interest in a matter to be discussed at a meeting of the Council or Council Committee the member must inform the meeting of the material conflict of interest and leave the meeting room.

If a member has an actual or perceived conflict of interest in a matter to be discussed at a meeting of the Council or Council Committee, the member must inform the meeting of the actual or perceived conflict of interest and if the member proposes to participate in the meeting in relation to the matter how the member intends to deal with the actual or perceived conflict of interest.

If a member discloses a material conflict of interest the following details must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting and on a website determined by the CEO:

  • the member’s name;
  • the nature of the interest as described by the member;
  • if the member took part in the meeting, or was in the Chamber during the meeting under an approval from the Minister, the fact that the member took part in the meeting or was in the Chamber during the meeting.

If a member discloses an actual or perceived conflict of interest in a matter to be discussed at a meeting of the Council the following details must be recorded in the minutes and on a website determined by the CEO:

  • the member’s name;
  • the nature of the interest as described by the member;
  • the manner in which the member dealt with the actual or perceived conflict of interest;
  • if the member voted on the matter, the manner in which he or she voted;
  • the manner in which the majority of persons who were entitled to vote at the meeting voted on the matter.

Declarations of Interest at Council and Committee Meetings 2019/20

Declarations of Interest at Council and Committee Meetings 2018/19

Declarations Of Interest at Council and Committee Meetings 2017/18