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As the global Coronavirus (COVID19) situation develops, Rous County Council is taking all necessary precautions to keep the community, councillors and our staff safe.
As such, Council must follow the directives of the Public Health Order (COVID-19 Gatherings) Order 2020 in relation to indoor gatherings. Due to social distancing requirements and the non-negotiable public safety directives in place, councillors are permitted to participate in meetings remotely via audio-visual link.
Unfortunately, the technology to facilitate remote public access is not yet in place at our Council for members of the public. If you wish to address Council, you are permitted to attend our meetings, but you must firstly make arrangements the day prior to the scheduled meeting by contacting our office on 6623 3800. You must identify the item on the agenda of the council meeting you would like to speak on, and whether you wish to speak ‘for’ or ‘against’ the item.
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.
In accordance with Clause 5.19 of the Local Government Act 1919, webcast of our Council meetings will occur via audio recording. Audio recording does not apply to parts of the meeting that have been closed to the public under section 10A of the Act.
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 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: 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.
2020 Council business papers
|19 February||Business paper
Attachment: Richmond River Governance and Funding Framework final report
|15 April||Business paper
Tabled report: Commercial rental properties (COVID19) Mandatory Code
|17 June||Business paper||Minutes|
|19 August||Business paper||Minutes|
|21 October||Business paper||Minutes|
|16 December||Business paper||Minutes|
2019 Council business papers
|20 February||Business paper||Minutes|
|17 April||Business paper||Minutes|
|19 June||Business paper||Minutes|
|21 August||Business paper||Minutes|
|Business paper / Rous County Council Financlai Statements for ye 30 June 2019||Minutes|
|20 November (Extraordinary)||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|
|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.