Public forums

In May 2019 Kempsey Shire Council adopted a new Code of Meeting Practice, that incorporated mandatory provisions from the NSW Government and local variations.

As part of this process changes were made to the process for addressing Council in the public forum:

  • Public forum will now be held from 4:30pm the Monday evening before the ordinary Council meeting.
  • Applications to speak close at noon on the Friday before the meeting.
  • The speaker must identify the item of business on the Council meeting agenda they wish to address and whether they are ‘for’ or ‘against’ the item.
  • Applications to speak on matters not on the Council meeting agenda will not be accepted.

For more information about addressing the public forum see: