Council resolved at the 23 September 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting to continue to hold its Ordinary Meetings for 2021/2022 on the fourth Thursday of each month.
The meetings will be continue to be held in the William Gardner Conference Room at the Glen Innes Severn Learning Centre and commence at 6.00pm, with a 15 minute Community Consultation Session to start at 5.45pm (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions).
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION SESSIONS AND ATTENDANCE AT ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETINGS (up-dated 29 September 2021)
Council advises that it is continuing to practice Social Distancing as recommended by the NSW State Government during the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, in line with current Public Health Orders issued by the NSW State Government attendance by the public at Ordinary Council Meetings will resume from the October Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on Thursday, 28 October 2021, however, please note that attendance by the public will only be permitted in line with any current COVID-19 Regulations.
Attending Ordinary Council Meetings
To ensure compliance with Public Health Orders, any interest to attend an Ordinary Council Meeting must be registered by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4.00pm on the day preceding the Meeting. Seats will then be allocated and if requests exceed available seating, Council will allocate seats by way of random ballot and advise accordingly.
Community Consultation Sessions
The provision of a Public Forum before the commencement of Ordinary Council Meetings has also recommenced from the October 28, 2021 Meeting in line with any current COVID-19 Regulations.
Members of the public wishing to address Council must make application by completing the “Application to Speak at the Community Consultation Session Held Prior to the Ordinary Council Meetings” form (linked below) which must be received by Council by 12 noon on the Tuesday before the Council meeting.
The Community Consultation Session Guidelines (Pertaining to Council Meetings) can be viewed at this link.
Please also note that Council meetings will continue to be live streamed and viewable on Council’s website for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of the meeting.
Live streaming of Council meetings
Council meetings are live streamed from the William Gardner Conference Room and viewable at http://webcast.gisc.nsw.gov.au/
You will also be able to access archived meetings. These are available on this website for twelve (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 http://webcast.gisc.nsw.gov.au/
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 email@example.com 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.
How to access Business Papers and Minutes
The Business Paper and Minutes of meetings can be reviewed below.