Agendas, business papers and meeting minutes

The Council meeting of 18 December 2019 has been rescheduled to 11 December 2019 commencing at 1.00pm.

Council meetings are held at Rous County Council Administration Office, Level 4, 218-232 Molesworth Street, Lismore commencing at 1.00pm every second month (excluding January). Any variation to Council's meeting timetable will be advertised on our website. When meetings are not scheduled to be held, Council will hold briefings or workshops unless, in consultation with the Chair, the General Manager determines that there is no substantial matter required for discussion.

Council meeting schedule 2019

  • 20 February
  • 17 April
  • 19 June
  • 21 August
  • 22 October (changed from 16 Oct)
  • 21 November (Extraordinary)
  • 11 December (chagned from 18 Dec)

Council meeting schedule 2020

  • 19 February
  • 15 April
  • 17 June
  • 19 August
  • 21 October
  • 16 December

Public forums: All applications to address Council during the public forum must be authorised by the general manager, and where possible, details of speakers are to be included in the Agenda. To speak at a public forum, a person must first make an application to the council. Applications to speak at the public forum must be received by 10am on the day of a Council meeting, and must identify the item of business on the agenda of the council meeting the person wishes to speak on, and whether they wish to speak ‘for’ or ‘against’ the item. 

Further details regarding public forums are available in the Code of Meeting Practice document below.

Code of Meeting Practice

Code of Meeting Practice details rules and regulations on how Council meetings are conducted and details procedural matters such as motions, amendments and the general conduct of meetings.

Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Procedures

Code of Conduct: Governing the conduct of Council officials including staff and Councillors. This Code should be read in conjunction with the Code of Conduct Procedures (see below).

Code of Conduct Procedures: A procedures document for the administration of the Code of Conduct. This document should be read in conjunction with the Code of Conduct (see above).


Please note that Council minutes are unconfirmed until the next scheduled meeting where they are formally adopted.

2019 Council business papers
20 February Business paper Minutes
17 April Business paper Minutes
19 June Business paper Minutes
21 August Business paper Minutes
16 22 October Business paper Minutes
20 November (Extraordinary) Business paper Minutes
18 11 December Business paper Minutes


2018 Council business papers
21 February Business paper Minutes
21 March Business paper Minutes
18 April Business paper Minutes
16 May Business paper Minutes
20 June Business paper Minutes
No July meeting    
15 August Business paper Minutes
19 September Business paper Minutes
17 October Minutes
21 November Business paper Minutes
19 December Business paper Minutes


2017 Council business papers and minutes
15 February Business paper Minutes
15 March Business paper Minutes
19 April Business paper (supplementary report: Supply of contestable electricity Minutes
17 May Business paper Minutes
21 June Business paper Minutes
No July meeting - -
16 August Business paper Minutes
20 September Business paper Minutes
18 October Business paper Minutes
  General Purpose Financial Statements y.e. 30/06/2017  
15 November Business paper Minutes
20 December Business paper Minutes


For business papers prior to 2017, please contact Council's Secretarial team.