Code of Meeting Practice

Procedure 5.1.4 Version 6
Adopted 21 May 2019

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Introduction

This Code of Meeting Practice is made under section 360 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation) based up the Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW (the Model Meeting Code) made under the same.

This code applies to all meetings of councils and committees of councils of which all the members are councillors (committees of council). Council committees whose members include persons other than councillors may adopt their own rules for meetings unless the council determines otherwise.

Council must adopt a code of meeting practice that incorporates the mandatory provisions of the Model Meeting Code.

Council’s adopted code of meeting practice may also incorporate the non-mandatory provisions of the Model Meeting Code and other supplementary provisions. However, a code of meeting practice adopted by Council must not contain provisions that are inconsistent with the mandatory provisions of this Model Meeting Code.

A council and a committee of the council of which all the members are councillors must conduct its meetings in accordance with the code of meeting practice adopted by the council.

The Model Meeting Code also applies to meetings of the boards of joint organisations and county councils.

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