Council Meetings

Council resolved at the 21 September 2023 Ordinary Council Meeting to continue to hold its Ordinary Meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month, with the exception of the December Meeting which will be held on the third Thursday of the month.  Council does not hold an Ordinary Meeting during the month of January.

The meetings will be continue to be held in the William Gardner Conference Room at the Glen Innes Severn Learning Centre and will commence at 9.00am, with a 15 minute Public Forum to start at 8.45am.


Attending Ordinary Council Meetings

Currently there is no requirement for members of the public to register to attend Ordinary Council Meetings.

Public Forum Sessions

The provision of a Public Forum before the commencement of Ordinary Council Meetings will be held in line with any current COVID-19 Regulations.

Application to Speak at Public Forum Session

For information regarding speaking at the public forum held prior to Council meetings, please see Part Four - Public Forum contained within Council's Code of Meeting Practice(PDF, 828KB).

Any members of the public wishing to address Council must make application by completing and submitting either the "Application to Speak at the Public Forum Session Held Prior to the Ordinary Council Meetings" form(PDF, 70KB) which must be received by Council by 12 noon on the Tuesday before the Council meeting. 

Please also note that Council meetings will continue to be live streamed and viewable on Council's website for a period of 12 months from the date of the meeting.



Council meetings are live streamed from the William Gardner Conference Room and viewable at

Archived meetings are available to view on this website for 12 months from the date of each meeting.

Confidential sessions of Council Meetings will not be broadcast.

Glen Innes Severn Council accepts no liability for any defamatory remarks that may be made during the course of the meeting.

Please note that the Public Forum does not form a part of the Ordinary Council Meeting and is therefore not livestreamed.

All Council meetings of the Glen Innes Severn Council are streamed live, recorded and published in accordance with Council's Live Streaming of Council Meetings Policy, which is available on the Glen Innes Severn Council website at

While meetings are open to the public, Council recognises that not everyone can attend in person. Live streaming gives all community members the opportunity to watch and listen to meetings, either in real time or at their convenience, giving greater access to Council decision making and debate. By attending a public meeting of the Council attendees are consenting to their image, voice and comments being recorded. Should attendees wish to attend and/or speak without being recorded they must make this request to Council staff prior to the meeting commencing. This request can be made either by emailing before midday on the day of the meeting or in person no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

The Chair and/or the General Manager have the discretion and authority at any time to direct the termination or interruption of live streaming. Such direction will only be given in exceptional circumstances where deemed relevant. Circumstances may include instances where the content of debate is considered misleading, defamatory or potentially inappropriate to be published.

Whilst Council will make every effort to ensure that live streaming is available, it takes no responsibility for, and cannot be held liable for technical issues beyond its control. Technical issues may include but are not limited to the availability of the internet connection, device failure or malfunction, unavailability of social media platforms or power outages.



Business Papers and Minutes

The Business Papers (Agendas), Attachments and Minutes for meetings held in 2024 can be accessed from the following table:

Council will also consider an additional confidential report at the meeting to be held on 24 April 2024, Item 12.2 "T24-01 Management and Operation of Council Owned Aquatic Centres".  The report will be considered in a meeting closed to the public in accordance with Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act:  (d) (ii) commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council.


The Business Paper and Minutes of meetings held in 2022 and 2023 can be viewed below.